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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia sopsopia

(Buch.-Ham.) Mabb.

Clusiaceae

+ Synonyms

Garcinia bobee-cowa Choisy

Garcinia paniculata Roxb. ex Wight

Garcinia rhumicowa Choisy

Oxycarpus sopsopia Buch.-Ham.

Common Name:

Garcinia sopsopia
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 1: t. 112 (1846) [n.a.]
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General Information

Garcinia sopsopia is a tree.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is sometimes cultivated as a rootstock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) and also occasionally as a fruit tree[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - India in the eastern Himalayas.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

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HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant is sometimes grown as a rootstock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostsna)[
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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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Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Comments

Pat 11th March 2015 6:28
In my experience, the seeds are typically very rapid to germinate, often taking less than than a month.

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