Flower Database

Garcinia subelliptica

Basic information
Flower Name
Garcinia subelliptica
Formal Name
Garcinia subelliptica
Alias
kwazibag, Common garcinia, 福木
Habitat
Taiwan and Philippines
Morph
Tropical evergreen tree
Comment
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
Detailed information
Order
Malpighiales
Family
Clusiaceae
Genus
Garcinia
Species
G. subelliptica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area Okinawa
Color
Cream
Season
Apr May Jun
Height
1000  ~ 2000  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 1.5