Ardisia teysmanniana Scheff., Tijds. Ned. Ind. 31 (1870)

Named after J.E. Teysmann [1808-1882], a Dutch horticulturalist and plant collector.

Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 19 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni-veined, usually hairy below. Flowers ca. 8 mm diameter, white-brown, placed in compressed panicles. Fruits ca. 9 mm diameter, white-grey to orange-purple, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 900 m altitude. Mostly on ridges with sandy soils, but also on clay. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

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

Local names
Borneo: Kumpang, Merjimah.