Garcinia oblongifolia is a shrub or small tree growing from 5 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be up to 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood and oil. It is sometimes cultivated for its fruit in southern China[
E. Asia - southern China.
Dense or sparse forests on plains, hills, or in valleys; usually at elevations from 200 - 400 metres, occasionally ascending to 1,200 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. The ovoid globose fruit can be up to 40mm long and 35mm wide[
The seeds yield ca. 60% oil (seed pulp up to 70% oil). The oil is used as a lubricant and for manufacturing soap[
The bark contains 3 - 8% tannin[
The timber is used for making furniture and woodcuts[
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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