Flower NameGarcinia xanthochymus
Formal NameGarcinia xanthochymus
Alias卵の木, False mangosteen, Garcinia xanthochymus, Canimomo, 黄脂桃
HabitatIndia, the Himalayas Western
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeGreenhouse Botanic garden
SeasonMar Apr May
Height1000 ~ 1200 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 1