Description of the genus
Trees or shrubs with yellow latex. Leaves opposite or sometimes subopposite or whorled; lamina (in ours) opaque. Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary or in few- to many-flowered cymes, dioecious or
polygamous. Sepals 4(-5). Petals 4(-5), greenish-white
to yellow. Male flowers with 4 fascicles of stamens. Fruit a 1-4-seeded, ± fleshy berry. Seeds
Worldwide: 200 species in tropical Old World, especially Asia and southern Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Garcinia:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: GarciniaFlora of Caprivi
: GarciniaFlora of Malawi
: GarciniaFlora of Mozambique
: GarciniaFlora of Zambia
: GarciniaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): GarciniaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: GarciniaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for GarciniaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): GarciniaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Garcinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=963, retrieved 28 June 2016