Garcinia bobee-cowa Choisy
Garcinia paniculata Roxb. ex Wight
Garcinia rhumicowa Choisy
Oxycarpus sopsopia Buch.-Ham.
Stalagmitis boobicowa G.Don
Stalagmitis paniculata G.Don
Garcinia sopsopia is an evergreen tree with an oval, lax crown; it can grow around 10 - 20 metres tall.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is sometimes cultivated as a rootstock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) and also occasionally as a fruit tree[
E. Asia - Nepal, northeastern India, Bangladesh, Myanmar
Evergreen forests; at elevations up to 915 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. Large and succulent[
]. The fruit is a yellow, fleshy, globose berry, around 25 - 45mm x 20 - 35mm across, containing 3 - 5 large, oblong-reniform seeds that are covered with a juicy pulp with an agreeable odour[
The plant is sometimes grown as a rootstock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostsna)[
A thick, yellow, resinous latex is obtained from the bark, branches and fruit[1807. No uses are given.
The grayinsh-brown wood is moderately hard[
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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