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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia subelliptica

Merr.

Clusiaceae

+ Synonyms

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General Information

Garcinia subelliptica is a small tree growing 2 - 18 metres or more tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for use as an ingredient in cosmetics.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Southeast Asia - southern Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia (Java)

Habitat

A coastal species, growing in broad-leaved forests[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is known to contain compounds with proven antiinflammatory activity.

Agroforestry Uses:

The trees are commonly used to provide a shelterbelt in the Ryukyu Islands, where they have been shown to tolerate salt laden winds and typhoon force winds.

Other Uses

An extract of the leaves is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a humectant and skin conditioner[
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Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
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Propagation

Seed -
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