Garcinia xanthochymus

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Basic information

Flower Name
Garcinia xanthochymus
Formal Name
Garcinia xanthochymus
Alias
False mangosteen, Garcinia xanthochymus, Canimomo
Habitat
India, the Himalayas Western 
Morph
Evergreen trees

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What is Garcinia xanthochymus

Garcinia xanthochymus is an evergreen tree in the family Clusiaceae, native to India and Himalayan West. It is a member of the mangosteen . It is in the same group as the mangosteen and Garcinia subelliptica. The leaves are cortical, glossy, and elongated, oval. The inflorescence grows in spring and produces white five-petaled flowers. It bears fruit in late summer to autumn. It is also called 'False mangosteen' in English because the fruit resembles a mangosteen, and 'egg tree' because the shape of the fruit resembles that of an egg. The fruit has a strong sour taste, so it is eaten as a jam or sorbet rather than eating it raw.The name of the flower is derived from the Latin word for the yellow yarn-like substance in the fruit: "yellow, milky".

Generic name: Garcinia xanthochymus, scientific name :Garcinia xanthochymus, Also known as: Egg tree, False mangosteen, Origin: India, western Himalayas, tree shape: conical, tree height: 10-12 m, Living type: evergreen tall tree, leaf color: green, leaf quality: cortical and shiny, Leaf shape: oblong, Petiole: opposite, flower color: white, diameter: 1 cm, flowering season: March - May, Fruit shape: spherical (protuberance on the floral scar), Harvest period: August - November, fruit color: green to orange-orange; fruit diameter: 5 cm; uses: jam, sorbet, fresh (sour), Spice (dried fruit), grafting trunks.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Clusiaceae
Genus
Garcinia
Species
G. xanthochymus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GreenhouseBotanic garden
Color
White
Season
MarAprMay
Height
1000 ~ 1200 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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