Reinwardtiodendron kostermansii (PROSEA)

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Reinwardtiodendron kostermansii (Prijanto) Mabb.

Family: Meliaceae


  • Lansium kostermansii Prijanto,
  • Aglaia kostermansii (Prijanto) Kosterm.

Vernacular names

  • Indonesia: garu (Flores), kayu narab (Sumbawa).


Indonesia (western Sumbawa and western Flores).


The fruits contain a subacid edible aril.


This species is close to R. humile but has ovate-oblong or elliptical leaflets and globose velvety fruits, up to 3 cm in diameter, with dirty-white aril. It is a submontane tree, fruiting between June and November.

Selected sources

  • 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