Garcinia griffithii (PROSEA)

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Garcinia griffithii T. Anderson

Family: Guttiferae

Vernacular names

  • Peninsular Malaysia: apple-kandis, kandis gajah.


Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore.


Fruits are acid but edible, usually cooked.


  • Tree, 12-18 m tall.
  • Leaves broadly elliptic, 22-40 cm × 10-20 cm.
  • Flowers unisexual, yellowish but petals reddish at base.
  • Fruit a globose berry, 5-8 cm diameter, like a green apple, turning brown-yellow.

Common in lowland forest.

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.
  • Corner, E.J.H., 1965. Check-list of Ficus in Asia and Australasia with keys to identification. The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 21: 1-186.
  • 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