The uses mentioned below (from [
]), were originally attributed to Garcinia gnetoides Hutch. & Dalziel. We are following the treatment in [
], which reduces Garcinia gnetoides to synonymy of Garcinia quadrifaria[
Garcinia chromocarpa Engl.
Garcinia echirensis Pellegr.
Garcinia gnetoides Hutch. & Dalziel
Garcinia granulata Hutch. & Dalziel
Garcinia parva Spirlet
Xanthochymus quadrifarius A.Chev.
Garcinia quadrifaria is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 17 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be up to 25cm in doameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Western and central tropical Africa - Sierra Leone to Nigeria and eastern DR Congo, south to northern Angola
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[
A decoction of the leaves is used as a purgative[
The bark yields a little yellow resin[
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