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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia picrorhiza

Miq.

Clusiaceae


Garcinia picrorhiza may have been misidentified in the past; reports on its use may actually refer to Garcinia sizygiifolia[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Garcinia picrorhiza

General Information

Garcinia picrorhiza is a large tree.
The plant is gathered from the wild for its wood and its use as a flavouring and preservative in wine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia to New Guinea.

Habitat

Montane forest[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Split pieces of the roots, known locally as 'obat saguer', are used to give a more bitter and astringent taste to palm wine. This practice also seems to extend the keeping quality of the wine[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is fine, hard and durable[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The stems have been used locally for house posts[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

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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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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