Glenniea philippinensis (PROSEA)
Glenniea philippinensis (Radlk.) Leenh.
- Family: Sapindaceae
- Hedyachras philippinensis Radlk.,
- Crossonephelis philippinensis (Radlk.) Leenh.
- Philippines: malachico, mamoko (Tagalog).
Rare species, only known from Borneo (Sabah), some localities in the Philippines (Luzon, Panay, Dinagat Islands), one from Thailand (Chantaburi) and one from Vietnam (Lang-Co).
The fruits are edible but astringent. The wood is said to be suitable for furniture and woodcarving.
- Monoecious tree, up to 18 m tall, trunk up to 40 cm diameter.
- Leaves (1-)4-6-jugate, leaflets 4-6 pairs.
- Fruit a pear-shaped drupe, about 7 cm diameter, yellow to red, with fleshy pericarp and two seeds.
In thickets and forests along creeks and streams at low altitudes, flowering June-September, fruiting May-December.
- 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.
- Leenhouts, P.W., 1973. A revision of Crossonephelis (Sapindaceae). Blumea 21: 91-103.
P.C.M. Jansen, J. Jukema, L.P.A. Oyen, T.G. van Lingen