Ixora philippinensis (PROSEA)

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Ixora philippinensis Merr.

Family: Rubiaceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: kayomkom, kamingi (Tagalog), tintinani (Ilokano).


The Philippines, Borneo, Sulawesi.


The fruits are eaten raw.


  • Shrubby tree, 1-2 m tall, with leathery oblong leaves.
  • Flowers pinkish-white.
  • Fruit an ovoid berry, red, with 2 seeds.

Common in thickets and secondary forests at low altitudes.

Selected sources

  • Merrill, E.D., 1923 1925. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 4 Volumes. Government of the Philippine Islands, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Printing, Manila.
  • Monsalud, M.R., Tongacan, A.L., Lopez, F.R. & Lagrimas, M.Q., 1966. Edible wild plants in Philippine forests. The Philippine Journal of Science 95: 431 561.


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