Kibara coriacea (Blume) Tulasne, Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 7 (1855)

Latin for 'leathery'.

Brongniartia coriacea Blume
Kibara angustifolia Perkins
Kibara blumei Steud.
Kibara chartacea Blume
Kibara clemensiae Perkins
Kibara cuspidata Blume
Kibara dichasialis Suesseng. & Heine
Kibara ellipsoidea Merr.
Kibara grandifolia Merr.
Kibara inamoena Perkins
Kibara longipes Perkins
Kibara macrocarpa Perkins
Kibara macrophylla Perkins
Kibara merrilliana Perkins
Kibara mollis Merr.
Kibara motleyi Perkins
Kibara schlechteri Perkins
Kibara serrulata Perkins
Kibara stapfiana Perkins
Kibara tomentosa Perkins
Kibara trichantha Perkins
Kibara vidalii Perkins
Kibara warburgii Perkins
Mollinedia coriacea (Blume) Baill.
Sarcodiscus chloranthiformis Griff.
Sciadocarpus brongniartii Hassk.

Understorey tree up to 15 m tall and 24 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy below. Flowers ca. 3 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in small panicles. Fruits ca. 16 mm long, blue-black, drupes on swollen receptacle.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1300 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges, but also common along rivers and streams. On sandy to limestone soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

The leaves are used to flavour meat dishes. The fruits are edible.

From Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia to New Guinea. In Borneo collected in Sarawak, Sabah and East-Kalimantan.

Local names in Borneo