Garcinia vidalii is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The bole can be 90cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is occasionally grown for its fruit and has also been used experimentally as a root stock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana)[
Garcinia vidalii 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)[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Primary forests at low to medium elevations[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. The fruit has a firm outer covering, several seeds, and a firm, acid, fleshy pulp with a pleasant flavour[
]. The pale green, globose fruit is 6 - 9cm in diameter[
The plant has been grown experimentally as a root stock for the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana)[
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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