Ardisia pterocaulis Miq., Pl. Junghuhn. (1853)

Latin for 'with winged stem'.

Ardisia platyclada King & Gamble
Ardisia pterocaulis var. elongata Scheff.
Ardisia pterocaulis var. nitida Scheff.
Ardisia synneura Scheff.
Tapeinosperma synneura (Scheff.) Philipson
Tinus pterocaulis (Miq.) Kuntze

Shrub up to 8 m tall and 12 cm dbh. Twigs with conspicuous ridges (wings). Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, secondary venation clearly looping, hairy below. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white-pinkish, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 3 mm diameter, white-pink, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp, swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1100 m altitude. On alluvial sites near rivers and streams, but also on hillsides and ridges. On sandy to clay soils, but also on ultrabasic and limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Fruits are edible.

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

Local names
Borneo: Marburung, Pari.