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 need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
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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