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.
Garcinia punctata has a very wide distribution, large population, 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(2019)[
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[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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 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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