Chionanthus lucens Kiew, Malay. For. 44 (1981)

Latin for 'shiny', referring to the leaves.

Mid-canopy tree up to 31 m tall and 33 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, thick leathery, simple, penni-veined, venation inconspicuous, glabrous. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in axillary racemes or panicles. Fruits ca. 12 mm long, green-purple, drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 800 m altitude. Usually on hillsides, but also on alluvial sites and ridges. On sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, West- and East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Bokol.