Lijndenia laurina Zoll. & Mor., in Mor., Syst. Verz. Zoll. 10 (1846)

Latin for 'similar to Laurus', a genus in the Lauraceae.

Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 35 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, tripli-veined, tertiary venation indistinct, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white, in small axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 5 mm long, greenish-blue, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1600 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Philippines.

Local names in Borneo
Nipis kulit, Puloh, Sireh-sireh.