Garcinia benthami Pierre,
Fl. Forest. Conchinch.
Named after G. Bentham [1800-1884], a British botanist.
Garcinia ferrea Pierre
Understorey tree up to 18 m tall and 16 cm dbh. Stem with yellow latex.
Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation inconspicuous. Flowers
ca. 28 mm diameter, yellow-red, placed in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 30 mm diameter,
yellow-red, fleshy berry, seeds with aril.
In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forests up to 500 m altitude. Usually on
hillsides and ridges. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance
India and Sri Lanka to the Pacific. In Borneo found in Sarawak, Sabah, and East-Kalimantan.