Memecylon oleifolium Blume,
Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1, 23 (1851)
Latin for 'leaves like those of the olive tree'.
Memecylon oleaefolium Blume
Understorey tree up to 16 m tall and 14 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, penni-veined, venation faint, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm
diameter, white-bluish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, blue,
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, keranga, swamp and mangrove forests up to
300 m altitude. Often on alluvial sites, but also common on hillsides and
ridges, on sandy to rocky soils. In secondary forests usually present as a
pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Burma, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands,
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West-, Central- and East-Kalimantan), Moluccas.