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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia beccarii

Pierre

Clusiaceae

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Common Name:

Garcinia beccarii
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (Fig B only)
Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 1: t. 84, fig. B (1880-1883) [L. Pierre
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General Information

Garcinia beccarii is a tree growing up to 26 metres tall. The bole is up to 35cm in diameter[
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The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Malaysia, Indonesia.

Habitat

A sub-canopy tree growing in undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and sub-montane forests at elevations up to 1,000 metres. It is found mostly on hillsides and ridges with sandy soils[
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a well-drained, sandy soil in the wild[
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
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Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
]. The fruit is a yellow-orange-red, fleshy berry around 20mm in diameter[
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Plants of Southeast Asia
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http://www.asianplant.net/
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Excellent site with brief information on the plant, its range, habitat and uses, plus phots of specimens, close-ops of flowers and leaves etc,
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
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Plants for a Future
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Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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