Ochrosia akkeringae (PROSEA)

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Ochrosia akkeringae (Teysm. & Binnend.) Miq.

Family: Apocynaceae


  • Ochrosia littoralis Merr.,
  • Excavatia littoralis (Merr.) Markgr.

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: pakoidan (Negritos), dins (Magindanao), labuei (Sulu).


Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea.


The seeds are edible, raw or cooked.


  • Tree, up to 13 m tall.
  • Leaves in whorls of 3-5.
  • Flowers yellow.
  • Fruit composed of 2 drupelets which are united at lower half; drupelets hairy, 3-4 cm long; stones thick-walled, containing several seeds.

In dry forests, up to 300 m altitude.

Selected sources

  • Backer, C.A. & Bakhuizen van den Brink, R.C., 1963 1968. Flora of Java. 3 Volumes. Noordhoff, Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • 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.
  • Tyozaburo Tanaka & Sauke Nakao (Editors), 1976. Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing Co., Tokyo. 924 pp.


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