Gracinia griffithii T.Anderson, Fl. Brit. India 1: 266 (1874)
Species named after W.Griffith [1810-1845], an English medical officer who made many plant
collections and wrote several botanical books which were mostly published after his death.
One of the few Garcinia's with clear secondary venation.
Tree, 12-18 m tall. Leaves broadly elliptic, 22-40 cm x 10-20 cm. Flowers unisexual, yellowish but
petals reddish at base. Fruit a globose berry, 5-8 cm diameter, like a green apple, turning
Common in lowland forests.
Fruits are acid but edible, usually cooked.
Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia.
Peninsular Malaysia: apple-kandis, kandis gajah.