Garcinia yunnanensis is a tree growing up to 20 metres tall. The bole is up to 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber and edible fruit.
E. Asia - southwest China.
Mixed forests on mountain slopes or hills; at elevations from 1,300 - 1,600 metres[
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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 fruit is slightly sour[
The yellowish timber is used for house construction[
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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