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Garcinia pseudoguttifera is a tree with a slender to spreading crown, growing from 4 - 25 metres tall[
]. The bole can be 30cm or more in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food, medicines, perfume and wood.
Garcinia pseudoguttifera has a wide geographic range, the population is considered to be stable, 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 - New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Dense or thin forest, sometimes in beach thickets, at elevations up to 1,150 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
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 ovoid to obovoid fruit is green[
An extract of the leaves is used to relieve pain[
An oil obtained from the fruit is used as a perfume[
An abundant yellow or pale latex is produced from the trunk[
]. No uses are given.
The wood is sometimes used as a timber[
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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