Garcinia beccarii Pierre,
Fl. Forest. Conchinch. fasc. 5
Named after O. Beccari [1843-1920], an Italian botanist.
Sub-canopy tree up to 26 m tall and 35 cm dbh. Stem with yellow latex.
Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation inconspicuous. Flowers
ca. 5 mm diameter, green-yellow, placed in bundles in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 20
mm diameter, yellow-orange-red, fleshy berry, seeds with aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests up to 1000 m
altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils. In secondary forests
usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.
Fruits are edible.
Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, East-Kalimantan).