Aglaia everetti (PROSEA)

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Aglaia everetti Merr.

Family: Meliaceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: bulog, bagasanto, bunguas (Bisaya).


Species endemic to the Philippines.


Fruits contain edible aril around the seeds.


  • Tree, up to 20 m tall and 70 cm in diameter.
  • Leaves odd-pinnately compound.
  • Fruit an ovate berry, 4-5 cm long, red.
  • Seed surrounded by an aril.

In primary forests at low and medium altitudes, rather common.

Selected sources

  • Brown, W.H., 1951 1957. Useful plants of the Philippines. Reprint of the 1941 1943 ed. 3 Volumes. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Technical Bulletin 10. Bureau of Printing, Manila, the Philippines.
  • Merrill, E.D., 1923 1925. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 4 Volumes. Government of the Philippine Islands, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Printing, Manila.


P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen