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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia pedunculata

Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.

Clusiaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Garcinia pedunculata
Young growth
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General Information

Garcinia pedunculata is a tree with a lax, oval crown; it can grow around 10 - 20 metres tall. The trunk is fluted; the bark is thick and corky[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and food. It is sometimes cultivated for its fruit in Bangladesh[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020

Range

E. Asia - southwest China, Bangladesh, northeast India.

Habitat

Humid dense forests on hills; usually at elevations from 200 - 400 metres, exceptionally to 1,500 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

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Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms usually need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. 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[
1798
Title
Taxonomic Revision of Garcinia Section Garcinia (Clusiaceae)
Publication
Phytotaxa 373 (1): 001-052
Author
Nazre M., Newman M.F., Pennington R.T. & Middleton D.J.
Website
https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.373.1.1
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
 
]

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. Pleasant to eat raw[
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
]. A very acid flavour, it can be dried and used as a substitute for limes[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. The sliced fruits are dried in sun for consumption in curries or used as a pickle or as a flavouring in juices[
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
]. One of the larger fruits in the genus, the yellow, oblate fruit is around 10 - 18cm long and 11 - 20cm wide, containing 8 - 10 kidney-shaped seeds[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
]. It can weigh up to 900g[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

The plant is used medicinally[
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.
].
The fruit helps to cure stomach problems, diarrhoea and dysentery, besides acting as digestive and cooling agent.[
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
]

The fruit contains malic acid[
240
Title
Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement).
Publication
 
Author
Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C.
Publisher
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
Year
1986
ISBN
-
Description
Very terse details of medicinal uses of plants with a wide range of references and details of research into the plants chemistry. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The plant exudes almost no resin when cut[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

The raw or cooked fruit can be used as a fixative or as a mordant for saffron dye[
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
].

The wood is moderately hard. A good timber, it is used for planks, beams etc[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
1805
Title
Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Publication
[online] India Biodiversity Portal,Species Page :Garcinia pedunculata Roxb. ex Buch.-Ham.
Author
 
Website
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/280095
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
Accessed 26/04/2020
].

Propagation

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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
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