Phoebe macrophylla Blume, Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1851)

Latin for 'large leaves'.

Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 65 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves crowded at twig tips, alternate, simple, penni-veined, densely hairy below. Flowers ca. 11 mm diameter, yellow, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 16 mm long, green-blue, drupes placed on red stalks, calyx lobes persistent.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan), Moluccas, New Guinea.

Local names
Borneo: Madang, Medang kuning, Medang wangi.