Vaccinium gitingense (PROSEA)

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Vaccinium gitingense Elmer

Family: Ericaceae

Vernacular names

  • Philippines: pagangpang.


The Philippines.


Fruits are edible, sweet.


  • Spreading shrub, 1-3 m tall.
  • Leaves ovate, 1.5-3.5 cm × 1-2 cm.
  • Flowers white or red.
  • Fruit a berry, up to 1 cm diameter, blackish.

On hot, dry, gravelly river beds or along streams and on ridges at low altitudes, up to 450 m.

Selected sources

  • van Steenis, C.G.G.J. et al. (Editors), 1950-. Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Vol. 1, 4-10. Centre for Research and Development in Biology, Bogor, Indonesia, and Rijksherbarium, Leiden, the Netherlands. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.


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