Canarium euryphyllum (PROSEA)

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Canarium euryphyllum Perkins

Protologue: Fragm. fl. Philipp. 1: 99 (1904).

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: malatagun (general), mayakyat, tabuali (Tagalog).


The Philippines.


The wood is used as kedondong.


  • A medium-sized to fairly large tree up to 40 m tall, bole up to 40 cm in diameter.
  • Stipules absent; leaves with (5-)9-15 leaflets, leaflets abruptly acuminate at apex with slender and blunt acumen, margin entire, practically glabrous, with (5-)8-10(-15) pairs of secondary veins.
  • Inflorescence axillary, paniculate to racemose.
  • Flowers c. 10 mm long, stamens 6.
  • Fruit broadly elliptical, broadly triangular in cross-section, 27-30 mm × 12-15 mm, glabrescent except for the apex.

Two varieties have been distinguished. Var. euryphyllum (synonyms: Canarium perkinsae Merr., Canarium stenophyllum Merr., Canarium microphyllum Merr.) occurs throughout the Philippines. Var. ramosii (Merr.) Leenh. (synonyms: Canarium ramosii Merr., Canarium paucinervium Merr.) differs mainly in having 5-9 leaflets per leaf and in the c. 14 mm long flowers, and is found in Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. C. euryphyllum is rather common in forest, up to 500(-1700) m altitude.

Selected sources

162, 366, 544.


M.S.M. Sosef (selection of species)

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