Garcinia celebica L., Herb. Amb. 7 (1754)

Latin for 'from Celebes' a large island in Central Indonesia.

Synomyms
Garcinia broewas Boerl.
Garcinia sintang Boerl.

Description
Mid-canopy tree up to 36 m tall and 93 cm dbh. Stem with white to yellow latex. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 22 mm diameter, red, placed in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 35 mm diameter, green-yellow-reddish, fleshy berry, seeds with aril.

Ecology
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp to sub-montane forests up to 1400 m altitude. Usually on hillsides and ridges. Also found on limestone. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

Distribution
Java, Borneo (Sabah, South- and East-Kalimantan), Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea, northern Australia.

Local names
Borneo: Kalawet, Kandis, Kandis pulan, Manggis, Manggis hutan, Perda-perda, Sungkep.