Memecylon ruptile Bremer, Opera Bot. 69 (1983)

Latin for 'ruptering', referring to the calyptra (petal cover) that ruptures at anthesis.

Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 22 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, venation faint, glabrous. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-bluish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 12 mm diameter, probably blue-purple, berries.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 700 m altitude. Found on sandy hillsides. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Nipis kulit.