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

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

Discostigma febrile Miq.
Garcinia basacensis Pierre
Garcinia benthamii Pierre
Garcinia broewas Boerl.
Garcinia cornea L.
Garcinia fabrilis Miq.
Garcinia ferrea Pierre
Garcinia hombroniana Pierre
Garcinia jawoera Pierre
Garcinia kingii Pierre ex Vesque
Garcinia krawang Pierre
Garcinia kurzii Pierre
Garcinia massoniana Klotzsch ex Planch. & Triana
Garcinia riedeliana Pierre
Garcinia rumphii Pierre
Garcinia sintang Boerl.
Garcinia speciosa Wall.
Oxycarpus celebica (L.) Poir.
Stalagmitis celebica (L.) G.Don

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.

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.

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.