Garcinia vidalii is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be 90cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is occasionally grown for its fruit and has also been used experimentally as a root stock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana)[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Primary forests at low to medium elevations[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. The fruit has a firm outer covering, several seeds, and a firm, acid, fleshy pulp with a pleasant flavour[
]. The pale green, globose fruit is 6 - 9cm in diameter[
The plant has been grown experimentally as a root stock 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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