Lasianthus cyanocarpus Jack, Trans. Linn. Soc. 14 (1823)

Latin for 'blue fruits'.

Lasianthus bractescens Ridl.
Lasianthus bractescens var. rosulatus Ridl.
Lasianthus cyanocarpus var. asperatus Pierre ex Pit.
Lasianthus cyanocarpus var. bracteatus Pit.
Lasianthus cyanocarpus var. subsessilis King & Gamble
Lasianthus inaequalis Blume
Lasianthus inaequalis var. angustibractea Valeton
Lasianthus subinaequalis King & Gamble
Mephitidia bracteata (Wight) Walp.
Mephitidia cyanocarpa (Jack) DC.
Mephitidia rhinozerotis Kurz
Mephitidia roxburghii Wight & Arn.
Nonatelia cyanocarpa (Jack) Kuntze

Shrub up to 2 m tall and 2 cm dbh. Branches spreading horizontally, making the plant often wider than tall. Stipules ca. 10 mm long, leaf-like, hairy. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, hairy, strongly asymmetrical leaf base. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, white-pinkish, placed in axillary bundles. Fruits ca. 8 mm diameter, blue-purple, berries.

In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open) sites in mixed dipterocarp, swamp and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m altitude. Often on hillsides and ridges, but also common on alluvial sites and near rivers and streams. On clay to sandy soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.

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

Local names
Borneo: Sjiloh.