Garcinia amboinensis is a small, unbranched tree with stilt roots[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local food.
Garcinia amboinensis has a very wide distribution, large population, is not currently experiencing any major
threats and no significant future threats have been identified. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
Southeast Asia - western Indonesia.
Lowland and montane forest[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Leaves - cooked[
]. An acid flavour[
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[
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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