- Flower nameGarcinia xanthochymus
- Scientific nameGarcinia xanthochymus
- Aliasタマゴノキ, 卵の木, False mangosteen, Garcinia xanthochymus, キヤニモモ, Canimomo, 黄脂桃
- Place of originIndia, the Himalayas Western
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens
- Flowering seasonMarch, April, May
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.