Family • Rubiaceae - Gardenia pseudopsidium (Blanco) F.-Vill.)
|Gardenia pseudopsidium (Blanco) F.-Vill.|
|Gardenia barnesii Merr.|
|Sulipa pseudopsidium Blanco|
|Barambang (Pamp.)||Kalapi (Tag.)|
|Bayag-usa (Tag.)||Kasablan (Mag.)|
|Bukok (S. L. Bis.)||Kasikas (Ig.)|
|Bunutan (Neg.)||Lamog (Mag.)|
|Butunalaga (Neg.)||Lomo-lomo (Bag.)|
|Gililak (Tag.)||Malabayabas (Tag.)|
|Kalanigai (P. Bis.)||Malatambis (Chab.)|
|Kalanigi (P. Bis.)||Sulipa (Tag.)|
Additional Sources and Suggested Readings
(1) A REVISION OF PHILIPPINE GARDENIA (RUBIACEAE) / K. M. Wong / Yee Wen Low / Edinburgh Journal of Botany 03/2011; 68(01):11 – 32. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428610000272
Gardenia pseudopsidium (Blanco) Fern.-Vill. is considered a doubtful name, to which some authors have referred the endemic G. barnesii Merr.
Malabayabas is a small tree. Leaves are crowded at the ends of branchlets, obovate-oblong, 11 to 22 centimeters long, 4 to 10 centimeters wide, and pointed at both ends. Flowers are fragrant, white, but turning yellow, 7 to 10 centimeters long, and 5 to 8 centimeters wide. Calyx-tube is obscurely ridged, and the upper half linearly segmented, green and smooth. Corolla-tube is 5 to 6 centimeters long. Fruit is green, hard, ovoid or somewhat rounded, 5 to 7 centimeters long, obscurely ridged longitudinally, and terminated by the calyx crown. Seeds are many and embedded in pulp.
– Common in the primary forests at low altitudes in Cagayan, Benguet, Nueva Viscaya, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Rizal, Bataan, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, and the Camarines Provinces in Luzon; and in Mindoro, Busuanga, Masbate, Negros, Samar, and Mindanao.
Fruit used for smallpox.
• No studies found.