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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia atroviridis

Griff. ex T.Anderson.

Clusiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Asam Gelugur

Garcinia atroviridis
Ripe fruit
Photograph by: Ahmad Fuad Morad
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General Information

Garcinia atroviridis is an evergreen tree growing 20 metres or more tall[
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].
The tree is a popular herbal treatment in southeast Asia, especially Thailand, and is also occasionally cultivated in gardens, and semi-cultivated in the surrounding forest, for its edible fruit[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
,
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. At present, the products of asam gelugur are becoming popular as a health food, and are sold in the markets in different forms such as tea, capsules and fruit slices[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020

Range

E. Asia - India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia.

Habitat

Found as individual trees in the mixed, evergreen forest of high rainfall areas[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
,
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height20.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Semi-cultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


The plant is easily grown with almost no pest and disease problems and requires very little care[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
].

Edible Uses

The large fruit has a very acid pulp which can be eaten raw or cooked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. It makes excellent jellies and compotes and can also be dried then added to soups[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. The fruits are globose and about 7-10 cm in diameter. A mature fruit can weigh up to 2 kg. The bright orange-yellow fruit skin is thin and smooth. The fruit contains several seeds 1.5 cm long, which are flattened and surrounded by bright orange pulp (arillode).

The mature fruits are sour. The fully grown but still green fruits are sliced, dried, and used as seasoning or sour relish[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
].

The rind of the fruit is used as a sour, tamarind-like flavouring in curries, soups etc[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
,
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].

Young shoots - cooked and used as a vegetable[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Medicinal

The dried fruit is used for improving blood circulation, as an expectorant, treatment of coughs and as a laxative[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
]. It is believed that the fruit extract can promote good health by reducing blood-cholesterol levels and enlarging the blood vessels, absorbing excess fat etc. It is commonly used in diets in southeast Asia[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
].

A decoction of leaves and roots is used in the treatment of ear aches[
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].

Other Uses

A thick, yellow, usually resinous latex is obtained from the bark, branches and fruits[
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].
The dried fruits are used as fixatives with alum for dyeing silk fabrics[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
,
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].

An extract of the fruit is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].

The wood is hard[
1799
Title
Garcinia atroviridis Griffith ex T. Anderson
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia atroviridis
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249773
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 24/04/2020
].

Propagation

Seed - It has been observed, but not scientifically proven, that trees grown from seedlings resulted in more male than female trees[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
]. 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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Grafting or inarching bud wood of known sex onto seedling trees may produce plants of the desired sex which can bear fruits within 4-5 years of grafting[
306
Title
Under-Utilized Tropical Fruits of Thailand. RAP Publication 2001/26
Publication
 
Author
Suranant Subhadrabandhu
Website
http://www.fao.org/3/a-ab777e.pdf
Publisher
F. A. O., The United Nations, Bangkok.
Year
2001
ISBN
 
Description
A detailed report on 35 fruit species that could have potential for increased production in Thailand. The report can be downloadd as a PDF from the internet.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2022-11-27. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Garcinia+atroviridis>

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