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Family Sapindaceae
Guioa koelreuteria (Blanco) Merr.

Scientific names Common names
Guioa koelreuteria (Blanco) Merr. Alahabi (Sbl.)
Guioa mindorensis Merr. Alahan (Tag.)
Guioa perrottettii (Blume) Radlk. Alasan (Tag.)
Guioa salicifolia Radlk. Anayen (Tag.)
Hemigyrosa perrottettii Blume Angset (Ilk.)
Sapindus koelreuteria Blanco Anoyen (Tag.)
  Bañgil (Sbl.)
  Basai (P. Bis.)
  Busikag (Sul.)
  Dañgalis (Tagb.)
  Itgisi-ngisi (Mindoro)
  Kasai (P. Bis.)
  Malasangi (Tag.)
  Malasanki (Tag.)
  Malauas (Tag.)
  Marintak (Tagb.)
  Nisi-nisi (Sbl.)
  Ngisi-ngisi (Tag.)
  Pamotolen (Pang.)
  Paksion (P. Bis.)
  Pasi (Bik.)
  Salab (Tag., Bik.)
  Salap (Pang., Tag.)
  Salub (Tag.)
  Ulas (Ig.)
  Uyos (C. Bis.)
Guioa koelreuteria (Blanco) Merr. is an accepted name. The Plant List

Salab is a smooth tree, 5 to 10 meters in height. Leaves are smooth, alternate, pinnately compound, and 14 to 25 centimeters long, with 4 to 8 leaflets. Leaflets are straight or somewhat falcate, laneolate to oblong-lanceolate, 6 to 12 centimeters long, and pointed at both ends. Flowers are numerous, white, about 5 millimeters in diameter, and borne on axillary panicles 7 to 12 centimeters long. Fruit is red, broadly obovate, and about 1.5 centimeters wide, and consists of three spreading, rounded lobes, each of which contains a single seed.

- Common in secondary forests at low and medium altitudes from northern Cagayan in Northern Luzon to Balabac and Mindanao, and in most or all islands and provinces.

- Also reported in Borneo.

Parts used


Oil extracted from seeds used as a cure for various skin diseases.
- Wood: Used for making agricultural implements and tool handles.

No studies found.


Updated March 2019 / November 2016

IMAGE SOURCE: / Photo / Guioa koelreuteria or G. pleuropteris; twig with young inflorescence / Copyright © 2011 by Leonardo L. Co (contact: benctan@berkeley.edu) [ref. DOL31833] / click on image to go to source page / Non-Commercial Use / Phytoimages.siu.edu
Guioa koelreuteria / Synonyms / The Plant List
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