Treated here as a distinct species, it is likely that, in a review of the genus currently taking place in 2011, Garcinia binucao is going to be reduced to a synonym of Garcinia gummi-gutta[
Garcinia binucao is an evergreen tree growing about 25 metres tall[
]. The bole can be about 40cm in diameter[
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use[
]. It has been trialled as a fruit tree in some areas of the tropics and also as a rootstock for Garcinia mangostana[
The plant is becoming rare in the wild due to logging and shifting cultivation[
Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Philippines.
Forests at low elevations[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruits are very acid but edible[
]. The fruit is a lemon-yellow, subglobose berry, about 4 cm in diameter, with a juicy pulp[
]. Seeds numerous[
The wood is useful for light constructions[
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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