Aglaia llanosiana (PROSEA)

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Aglaia llanosiana C. DC.

Family: Meliaceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: bayanti (Tagalog), taba-taba (Bikol), adioas (Ilokano).


Endemic in the Philippines.


The fruits are eaten raw.


  • Small tree with alternate leaves each with about 7 leaflets.
  • Flowers in panicles, numerous, yellow.
  • Fruit an obovoid-globose berry, 2.5 cm diameter, densely covered with grey-brown scales.

In forests at low and medium altitudes, sometimes along the seashore.

Selected sources

  • 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.
  • Monsalud, M.R., Tongacan, A.L., Lopez, F.R. & Lagrimas, M.Q., 1966. Edible wild plants in Philippine forests. The Philippine Journal of Science 95: 431 561.


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