Garcinia venulosa (PROSEA)

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Garcinia venulosa (Blanco) Choisy

Family: Guttiferae


  • Cambogia venulosa Blanco
  • Garcinia blancoi Pierre
  • Garcinia calleryi Pierre

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: gatasan (Filipino), bilukau (Tagalog), bylabil (Ilokano).


The Philippines.


The fruit is eaten with fish.


  • Tree, 15 m tall, trunk 40 cm diameter.
  • Leaves elliptic, 20 cm long.
  • Flowers unisexual, white, 1.5 cm diameter.
  • Fruit an ovoid berry, 4-6 cm diameter, skin hard.
  • Seeds several, flattened.

Very common in primary forests at low 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.
  • 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