Adinandra dumosa Jack, Malay Misc. 2, 7 (1938)

Latin for 'thickets or scrub', referring to its habitat.

Adinandra cyrtopoda Miq.
Adinandra glabra Miq.
Adinandra jackiana Korth.
Adinandra stylosa Miq.
Adinandra trichocoryna Korth.
Adinandra trichocoryna var. cyrtopoda (Miq.) Miq.
Adinandra trichocoryna var. glabra (Miq.) Miq.
Adinandra trichocoryna var. parvifolia Miq.
Adinandra trichocoryna var. stylosa (Miq.) Miq.
Ternstroemia dumosa Wall.

Mid-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 59 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined but venation barely visible, glabrous, margin usually slightly toothed. Flowers ca. 16 mm diameter, white-pink-yellow, placed solitary in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 11 mm diameter, green, berries.

In disturbed (open sites) to undisturbed mixed dipterocarp, coastal, keranga and sub-montane forests up to 2400 m altitude. Often near or along rivers and streams and on ridges. On sandy to clay soils and on limestone.


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

Local names
Borneo: Bawaing, Layau, Legai, Marinkau, Mutit-mutit.