Ardisia korthalsiana Scheff., Comm. Myrs. Archip. Ind. (1867)

Named after P.W. Korthals [1807-1892], a Dutch botanist.

Tinus korthalsiana (Scheff.) Kuntze

Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, hairy below. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white-pinkish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter, bluish-pink-grey with dots, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1400 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges with clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

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

Local names
Borneo: Engkacam, Merjimah.