What is Garcinia subelliptica
Garcinia subelliptica is tropical evergreen trees of the genus Garcinia native to Taiwan, the Philippines, and Okinawa. The trees are upright, with strong trunks and dense foliage, and are resistant to wind and salt damage, making them considered windbreaks. In addition, it is planted as a residential forest because of its fire resistance. It is dioecious, so the female and male flowers are attached to different trees. In spring and rainy season, the spike inflorescences are extended to produce small pale yellow five-petaled flowers. Leaves are yellow-green, fleshy, cortical, small elliptical, and attached to a paired growth. Yellow dye can be obtained from the bark of the tree. Okinawa Nago City has planted fukugi as a street tree. In the same group is Mangosteen (scientific name: Garcinia mangostana), which is called the queen of fruits.
Common name: Garcinia subelliptica, scientific name: Garcinia subelliptica, origin: Taiwan, Philippines, tree height: 10-20 m, leaf color: yellow to green, leaf shape:oval, phyllotaxis :, dioecious: separate male and female bloom, flower color: cream, flower diameter:1.5cm, flowering: April-June, appreciation period: anniversary of the fruiting period: in June, fruit diameter: 6 ~ 7 cm, fruit shape: spherical, the fruit color: green-yellow-orange