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).

Local names
Borneo: Kandis.