Eugenia aherniana (PROSEA)

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Eugenia aherniana C.B. Robinson

Family: Myrtaceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: tulanan, hangos (Bisaya), kamanla (Tagalog).


Endemic in the Philippines.


The fruits are edible.


  • Tree, up to 20 m tall with stem diameter up to 45 cm.
  • Leaves ovate, 6-12 cm long.
  • Infructescences in axillary clusters.
  • Fruit a globose berry, 2.5 cm in diameter, yellow.

In primary forests at low and medium altitudes. It is possible that this species belongs to the genus Syzygium Gaertn.

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