Memecylon durum Cogn., in DC., Monogr. Phaner. 7 (1891)

Latin for 'hard'.

Memecylon globosum Bakh.f.

Understorey tree up to 19 m tall and 30 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, tertiary venation vaint, glabrous. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, white-pink-purplish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 14 mm long, purple, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Nipis kulit, Telor, Tema.