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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia delpyana

Pierre

Clusiaceae

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Common Name:

Garcinia delpyana
Drawing of the flowering and fruiting branches
Photograph by: Pierre, L., Flore forestiere de la Cochinchine, vol. 1: t. 65 (1880-1883)
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General Information

Garcinia delpyana is an evergreen tree that can grow 10 - 18 metres tall. The bole is around 15 - 25cm in diameter[
1148
Title
Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine
Publication
 
Author
Pierre L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1883-1889
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French and, although rather dated, remains an excellent reference for woody plants from IndoChina. There is a description of the plant, often followed by a resumé of uses, and some truly excellent line drawings.
]..
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials. It is occasionally cultivated for its fruit[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1148
Title
Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine
Publication
 
Author
Pierre L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1883-1889
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French and, although rather dated, remains an excellent reference for woody plants from IndoChina. There is a description of the plant, often followed by a resumé of uses, and some truly excellent line drawings.

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia.

Habitat

Littoral forests[
1148
Title
Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine
Publication
 
Author
Pierre L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1883-1889
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French and, although rather dated, remains an excellent reference for woody plants from IndoChina. There is a description of the plant, often followed by a resumé of uses, and some truly excellent line drawings.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A yellow-reddish dye is obtained from the bark[
1148
Title
Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine
Publication
 
Author
Pierre L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1883-1889
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French and, although rather dated, remains an excellent reference for woody plants from IndoChina. There is a description of the plant, often followed by a resumé of uses, and some truly excellent line drawings.
].

The wood of this species is used for the same purpose as that of Garcinia oliveri[
1148
Title
Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine
Publication
 
Author
Pierre L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1883-1889
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French and, although rather dated, remains an excellent reference for woody plants from IndoChina. There is a description of the plant, often followed by a resumé of uses, and some truly excellent line drawings.
].
Garcinia oliveri has a reddish wood that is fairly light in weight and very flexible. It is not often available in long lengths, but is used for making poles and planks. It is said to make good quality oars[
1148
Title
Flore Forestière de la Cochinchine
Publication
 
Author
Pierre L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1883-1889
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French and, although rather dated, remains an excellent reference for woody plants from IndoChina. There is a description of the plant, often followed by a resumé of uses, and some truly excellent line drawings.
].

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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

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