Garcinia costata (PROSEA)

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Garcinia costata Hemsley ex King

Family: Guttiferae

Vernacular names

  • Peninsular Malaysia: gelugur
  • Thailand: mangkhut-pa.


Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand.


The fruit is edible.


  • Tree, 15-20 m tall, 30-45 cm trunk diameter.
  • Leaves elliptic, 15-35 cm × 8.5-15 cm.
  • Flowers unisexual, pale reddish-yellow.
  • Fruit a depressed globose berry, about 7 cm diameter, with many grooves, pale rose to crimson.

Fruits resemble those of G. atroviridis.

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.
  • Ridley, H.N., 1922-1925. The Flora of the Malay Peninsula. 5 Volumes. Government of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States. L. Reeve & Co., London.


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