Buchanania latifolia (PROSEA)

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Buchanania latifolia Roxb.

Family: Anacardiaceae


  • Buchanania lanzan Sprengel.

Vernacular names

  • Hamilton mombin (En)
  • Mombin d'Hamilton (Fr)
  • Burma: lambo, lone-hpo
  • Thailand: mamuang maeng wan (Lampang), rak muu (peninsular), hak phuu (northern).


Burma, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Yunnan.


Seeds used as a sweetmeat, rich in oil. The bark is used in tanning; its gum is used against leprosy in traditional medicine. The wood is only used as firewood.


Tree, 13-15 m tall. Fruit a drupe, ovoid-reniform, size of a small cherry, purplish-black. In open and dry forests on poor soils.

Selected sources

  • Burkill, I.H., 1966. A dictionary of the economic products of the Malay Peninsula. 2nd ed. 2 Volumes. Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2444 pp.
  • Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam (various authors), 1960-. Vol. 1-24. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Kurz, W.S., 1877. Forest Flora of British Burma. 2 Volumes. Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta.


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