Garcinia mindanaensis (PROSEA)

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Garcinia mindanaensis Merr.

Family: Guttiferae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: kariis, gatasan.


The Philippines (Mindanao).


The fruit is sour but edible.


  • Tree, about 10 m tall, 15 cm diameter trunk.
  • Leaves 13-18 cm × 4-8 cm.
  • Flowers unisexual, red.
  • Fruit a globose berry, 3 cm diameter.

In primary forests at medium altitudes.

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.


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