Garcinia mlanjiensis Dunkley
Garcinia kingaensis is an evergreen shrub or tree growing from 3 - 15 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use.
East and southern Africa - Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, S. Africa.
Evergreen forest, forest edges; grassland; at elevations from 1,200 - 2,300 metres[
]. An understorey tree of evergreen rain forest and wooded ravines at elevations from 1,350 - 2,100 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms usually need to be grown if fruit and seed are required308]. 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[
]. The orange-yellow, globose fruit is 10 - 25mm in diameter, containing 1 - 2 seeds[
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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