Garcinia myrtifolia is a tree with a spreading or slender crown, growing from 3 - 28 metres tall. The bole can be up to 41cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood etc.
Garcinia myrtifolia is
common and has a large distribution. It 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(2020)[
Pacific - Fiji, Tonga, Samoa.
Found in open and rocky forests in both primary and the more open, secondary formations, sometimes on limestone; at elevations from 50 - 915 metres[
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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[
The plant produces a yellow or brownish latex[
]. No uses are recorded for it.
The bark is used for scenting oil[
The wood is considered to be usedful in traditional construction, being used for posts etc[
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