Ardisia pachysandra Mez, in Engl. Pflanzenr. 9 (1902)

Latin for 'with thick stamens'.

Shrub up to 9 m tall and 20 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy. Flowers ca. 10 mm diameter, white, placed in compressed panicles. Fruits ca. 6 mm diameter, pink-red-brownish, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1200 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo (Sarawak, East-Kalimantan).

Local names
Borneo: Merjimah.