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Garcinia pseudoguttifera is a tree with a slender to spreading crown, growing from 4 - 25 metres tall[
]. The bole can be 30cm or more in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food, medicines, perfume and wood.
Pacific - New Hebrides, Fiji, Tonga.
Dense or thin forest, sometimes in beach thickets, at elevations up to 1,150 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
An extract of the leaves is used to relieve pain[
An oil obtained from the fruit is used as a perfume[
The wood is sometimes used as a timber[
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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