Memecylon paniculatum Jack, Mal. Misc. 2 (1822)

Latin for 'branched inflorescence'.

Eugenia pterocaulis (Korth.) Miq.
Jambosa pterocaulis Korth.
Memecylon appendiculatum Blume
Memecylon caloneuron Miq.
Memecylon costatum Miq.
Memecylon costatum var. ellipsoideum Blume
Memecylon costatum var. flabellatum Blume
Memecylon pterocaule (Korth.) Merr.

Understorey tree up to 14 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Twigs winged near tips. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, venation clearly visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, white-bluish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 9 mm long, blue-purple, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitiude. Often on alluvial sites near rivers and streams, but also common on ridges. On sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Locally the wood is used.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.

Local names
Borneo: Jambu, Mantimagas, Nipis kulit, Telinga basing, Temberas.