Syzygium crassipes (PROSEA)

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Syzygium crassipes (C.B. Robinson) Merr.

Family: Myrtaceae


  • Eugenia crassipes C.B. Robinson.

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: kalubkub (Tagalog), barukbak (Ilokano), bogbog (Negrito).


Endemic in the Philippines.


The fruits are eaten raw.


  • Shrub or tree, 3-15 m tall.
  • Leaves opposite, narrowly oblong.
  • Inflorescences terminal.
  • Fruit a globose berry, purplish-blue to lilac.

In primary 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