Elaeagnus triflora (PROSEA)

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Elaeagnus triflora Roxb.

Family: Elaeagnaceae


  • Elaeagnus philippensis Perr.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: hail-hail (Sumatra), areuj dudureman (Sundanese), kelintju (Bali)
  • Philippines: alingaro, lingaro (Tagalog), banaken (Bontok).


Malesia and northern Queensland.


The fruit is sweet and edible and makes a fine jam. Medicinally the fruits are given to children with dysentery.


  • Shrub or woody climber, evergreen, up to 10 m tall.
  • Flowers trumpet-shaped, strongly scented, yellow.
  • Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, up to 4 cm × 2 cm, red.

In primary rain forest, swamp forest and secondary scrub, up to 1800 m altitude.

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.
  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


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