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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia oliveri

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Clusiaceae

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General Information

Garcinia oliveri is an evergreen tree that can grow 20 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 60cm 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 tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a source of materials. The fruit is often sold in local markets[
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.
].

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 - Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height24.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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 red pericarp, when mature, is fleshy with an acid flavour[
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 fruit is about 40 - 50mm long and 30 - 45cm wide[
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.
]. It is sometimes cut into slices and preserved in salt[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark can be used for dyeing a yellowish-red colour[
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 reddish wood 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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