Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana)

ITS–The Mangosteen is atropicalfruit tree that isnative to the Malay Peninsula. The Mangosteen’s botanical name is Garciniamango­stana (L.), and it belongs to the Guttiferae family. The plant is tall; it grows to a height of 5 to 25 meters high. The leaves are green and stiff, single inform, and the blades are oblong or elliptically […]

Water Apple (Eugenia Aquea)

ITS–The Water Apple is a common fruit that, as the name suggests, contains much water. The Water apple originated in South East Asia. In Indonesia this plant generally blooms twice a year. Its leaf is of a single type, like an oval, with a green blade and yellow flower, emerging like a broom. The Water […]

Rambutan (Nepheliun Lappaceum)

ITS–This sweet tropical fruit has hairy skin. The Indonesian name for this fruit is “rambutan.” People call it “rambutan” because the whole fruit skin is hairy (in Indonesian rambut means hair). This very popular fruit’s botanical name is Nepheliun lappaceum, and it belongs to the Sapindaceae family. The fruit is like a pingpong ball with […]

Durian (Durio Zibethinus)

ITS–Durian is very popular in Indonesia. Almost every region in Indonesia knows this odorous fruit. The botanical name for this species is Durio zibethinus, and it belongs to the Bombacaceae family. The fruit is oval, like a football or rugby ball, with a spiny shell and contains many seeds. The tree is tall, reaching a […]

Papaya (Carica Papaya)

ITS–Papaya is a commonly eaten fruit that can be found in tropical regions of the world. Its scientific name is Carica papaya. The plant belongs to the Caricaceae family. These perennial trees can grow 2 to 6 meters, but generally are found about 4 meters high. The Papaya’s leaves have a long stem with a […]

Salaca (SalaccaEdulis)

ITS–Salaccaedulis, called salak in the Indonesian language, is said to have originated on the island of Java. During the Dutch colonial rule, its stones were distributed by traders to the whole archipelago as far as the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Thailand. Its fruit is covered with a scaly skin, which is colored yellowish-brown or dark-brown. […]

Pineapple (Ananas Comosus)

ITS–The Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a wide spread tropical fruit. It originated in the tropical areas of South America. The Pineapple belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. The plant is a biennial or perennial herb. It grows 50 to 150 centimetres high, but generally it is 1 meter tall with many spiral leaves around the stalk. […]

Tenggaring (Nephellium Rambutanake)

ITS–Nephellium rambutan-ake, known as tenggaringin the Indonesian language, is grouped in the same family with the rambutan (Nephellium lappaceum). Like the rambutan, its peel is also covered with thick hairs, but the fruit tastes sour, unlike that of the rambutan. The plant also has blacker and thinner leaves than the rambutan. Its flowers, yellow in […]

Gandaria (Bouea Macrophylla)

ITS–The Bouea macrophylla, called gandaria in the Indonesian language, is in fact not very popular in Indonesia because of the sour taste of its fruit. The trees are only popular among the people of West Java, where the locals eat the leaves and consider the sour taste of the fruit good. The tree is grouped […]