Garcinia rubra (PROSEA)

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Garcinia rubra Merr.

Family: Guttiferae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: kamandiis.


The Philippines.


The fruit is edible.


  • Tree, 10 m tall, 15 cm diameter trunk.
  • Leaves oblong, 6-12 cm long.
  • Flowers unisexual, small, bright red.
  • Fruit a flattened globose berry, about 3 cm in diameter, yellowish-red.
  • Seeds 5-7.

In primary forests at low altitudes, rare, flowering year round.

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.
  • Guide to Philippine Flora and Fauna, (various editors), 1986. Vol. 1-4. Natural Resources Management Center, Ministry of Natural Resources & University of the Philippines, Manila, the Philippines.


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