Ardisia megistosepala Merr., Unif. Calif. Publ. Bot. 15 (1929)
Latin for 'with very large sepals'.
Probably a synonym of Ardisia macrocalyx Scheff.
Understorey tree up to 13 m tall and 21 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves
alternate, simple, penni-veined but venation barely visible, glabrous. Flowers
ca. 18 mm diameter, pinkish-red-purple, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 8 mm
diameter, reddish-purple, fleshy drupes with very large persistent calyx.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, swamp and
sub-montane forests up to 1500 m altitude. On alluvial swampy sites, but also
common on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan).
Borneo: Kayu daging-daging, Lumbi-lumbi, Merpingan.