Reinwardtiodendron humile (PROSEA)

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Reinwardtiodendron humile (Hassk.) Mabb.

Family: Meliaceae


  • Lansium dubium Merr.,
  • Lansium humile Hassk.
  • Aglaia dubia (Merr.) Kosterm.

Vernacular names Distribution Hainan, Indo-China, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the Philippines and South-East Sulawesi.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: tembangan, tipis kulit (Java)
  • Philippines: lansones-bundok (Filipino), mamata-babae (Panay Bisaya), aragnan (arangan in Fruits), malakanasi (Bikol), tulanan (Bisaya).


Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China (Hainan), Indo-China.


The fruits contain a subacid edible aril.


  • Glabrous tree, up to 20 m tall.
  • Leaves with 3-5 leaflets.
  • Fruit a globose or ellipsoid berry, 2-4 cm in diameter, obscurely to densely pilose, aril white.

In primary forests, flowering mainly between April and August, fruiting between September and December.

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.
  • Kostermans, A.J.G.H., 1966. A monograph of Aglaia, sect. Lansium Kosterm. (Meliaceae). Reinwardtia 7: 221-282.
  • Mabberley, D.J., 1985. Florae Malesianae Praecursores 67. Meliaceae (divers genera). Blumea 31: 129-152.


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