Garcinia dandii De Wild.
Garcinia longiacuminata Engl. ex De Wild.
Garcinia punctata is an evergreen shrub or a tree with a dense, spreading crown of erect or trailing branches. It can grow 5 - 12 metres tall, occasionally reaching 30 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.
Tropical Africa - Nigeria to eastern DR Congo, south to Angola and Zambia
Dense and galleried forest, often in wet situations and then with stilt-roots[
]. Rain-forest; along river banks; Cryptosepalum woodland; at elevations around 400 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The seed kernel is eaten in W Cameroons[
The powdered bark is applied to snake-bites[
Sap from the bark, or a decoction of the bark, is taken by draught for the treatment of costal pain and cough; the painful areas are scarified and embrocated with the leaf-sap of this species to which has been added gunpowder and charcoal made from the wood of Schwenckia americana L., and Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.[
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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