Diplospora malaccensis Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3 (1880)

Latin for 'from Malacca', a place in Peninsular Malaysia.

Discospermum malaccense (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Tricalysia malaccensis (Hook.f.) Merr.

There is some doubt whether this species really belongs to the genus Diplospora because it has some deviating characters that make it more likely that it belongs to the Hypobathreae.

Sub-canopy tree up to 25 m tall and 28 cm dbh. Stipules ca. 5 mm long, triangular with pointed tip. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm diameter, white-cream, with small corolla tube, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 16 mm diameter, orange, berries.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) mixed dipterocarp and keranga forests up to 400 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges, but also along rivers and streams, on sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

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

Local names
Borneo: Kopi hutan, Kopi gunung, Kupi-kupi, Menghalait bukit.