Garcinia venulosa is an evergreen tree growing up to 15 metres tall[
]. The bole can be 40cm in diameter[
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use[
]. The tree is cultivated in the Philippines as a grafting stock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana)[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Primary forests at low altitudes[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the lowland tropics.
Fruit - raw[
]. An agreeably acid pulp[
]. The edible portion is surrounded by a rather hard rind and contains several flat seeds[
]. The fruit is about 5cm in diameter[
Used as a rootstock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana)[
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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