Uvaria sorzogonensis (PROSEA)

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Uvaria sorzogonensis Presl

Family: Annonaceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: balonsaging, tagibalas (Tagalog), alalaget (Iloko).


The Philippines.


The aromatic fruits are edible.


  • Large woody vine, common at low and medium altitudes.
  • Fruit berry-like, ovate, yellow, borne in rounded clusters.

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.
  • 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