Garcinia parvifolia (Miq.) Miq., Ann. Mus. Lugd. Bat. 1 (1864)
Latin for 'small leaves'.
Garcinia globulosa Ridl.
Garcinia tetangies Boerl.
Rhinostigma parvifolium Miq.
Sub-canopy tree up to 33 m tall and 23 cm dbh. Stem with white to yellow
latex. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous, venation inconspicuous.
Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in leaf axils. Fruits ca. 17 mm
diameter, yellow-orange-red, fleshy berry, seeds with white aril.
In lightly disturbed and undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and swamp forests up
to 800 m altitude. Mostly on hillsides and ridges, but also on alluvial sites
and along rivers.
The wood is used. Resin source. The plant is sometimes used as a rootstock for the mangosteen.
The young sprouts and leaves are used as a vegetable. The fruits are edible but sour.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea.
Borneo: Entelang, Ete, Gandis, Kandis, Kedundong, Kumanjing, Kundong.
English: Brunei cherry.
Malaysia: Asam aur aur.