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Gulgutia Fruit Plant (Protium serratum)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Indian red pear, Limbura, Nimbura mai, Gulgutia.

Botanical Name: Protium serratum

General Information:

Family: Burseraceae

Size: Evergreen or briefly deciduous tree, can grow up to 30 meters tall.

Southern China, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat: Montane sparse or dense woods; elevations from 600 - 1,000 meters. Usually found along the sides of streams, moist evergreen, and deciduous forests in Thailand.

Fruit: Dark red to black, globose, 6 - 20mm in diameter, containing 1 - 3 seeds; pleasantly juicy and acidic.


Fruits are used in the treatment of mouth ulcers.

The wood is close-grained and hard, suitable for making furniture, house posts, boards, etc.

Some members of this genus are valued for the fragrant resin that exudes from the bark, suggesting incense.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate