Rhodamnia cinerea Jack, Mal. Misc. 2, 7 (1822)

Latin for 'ash-coloured'.

Monoxora spectabilis (Blume) Wight
Myrtus globosa Korth.
Myrtus smilacifolia Wall.
Myrtus spectabilis Blume
Rhodamnia concolor Miq.
Rhodamnia globosa (Korth.) Blume
Rhodamnia nagelii Miq.
Rhodamnia spectabilis (Blume) Blume
Rhodamnia subtriflora Blume
Rhodamnia trinervia var. concolor (Miq.) Kurz
Rhodamnia trinervia var. spectabilis (Blume) Kurz

Mid-canopy tree up to 37 m tall and 48 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, tripli-veined, hairy and whitish below. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-pink-yellow, placed in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter, pink-red, berries.

Often on open sites in mixed dipterocarp, keranga, coastal and sub-montane forests up to 1700 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with poor sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

The wood is used for house construction and for small objects. The bark yields a black dye for tanning nets. The leaves and sometimes roots are used in a decoction after childbirth. The fruit is edible.

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

Local names
Borneo: Siri-siri, Talinga basing.