Ardisia purpurea Reinw. ex Blume, Bijdr. 684 (1826)

Latin for 'purple coloured', referring to the flowers.

Ardisia boissieri A.DC.
Ardisia clementis Elmer
Ardisia hasseltii Blume ex Scheff.
Ardisia hasseltii var. borneensis Scheff.
Ardisia lanaensis Mez
Ardisia lanceolata Roxb. [Illegitimate]
Ardisia lanceolata var. asahanensis C.M.Hu
Ardisia leschenaultii A.DC.
Ardisia mucronata Blume
Ardisia nitidula Mez [Illegitimate]
Ardisia plagioneura Scheff.
Ardisia sarasinii Mez
Ardisia speciosa Blume
Ardisia sumbavana Miq.
Ardisia tenuiramis Miq.
Tinus lanceolata (Roxb.) Kuntze
Tinus plagioneura (Scheff.) Kuntze
Tinus sumbavana (Miq.) Kuntze
Tinus tenuiramis (Miq.) Kuntze

Understorey tree up to 17 m tall and 16 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 14 mm diameter, pinkish-purple, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter, pink-red-purple, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. On hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and streams and alluvial sites with sandy to clay soils. Also on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo (throughout the island), Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas.

Local names
Borneo: Baluluos, Jempri, Kayu lundong, Kayu mubu, Lundung, Merjimah, Obah, Raho-raho, Sarusop, Tinbulus.