Garcinia esculenta is a tree growing 15 - 20 metres tall[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.
E. Asia - southwest China.
Mixed forests in valleys; at elevations from 1,300 - 1,700 metres, sometimes descending to 900 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms usually need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
]. At least some dioecious Garcinia species, however, are able to produce fertile seed even in the absence of fertilization (asexual reproduction). Such seeds would be expected to be genetically identical to the parent[
Fruit - raw[
]. Juicy and slightly sour[
]. Fruit orange-green or orange, ovoid or oblate, 6 - 8 × 5 - 9 cm[
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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