Garcinia vidalii (PROSEA)

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Garcinia vidalii Merr.

Family: Guttiferae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: piris (Tagalog), bagalat (Bisaya).


The Philippines.


Fruits edible.


  • Tree, 25 m tall, trunk 90 cm diameter.
  • Leaves ovate, 10-20 cm long.
  • Flowers unisexual, white.
  • Fruit a globose berry, 6-9 cm in diameter, pale green, skin firm, arillodes yellow.
  • Seeds several.

In primary forests at low and 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