5199.000 Garcinia L.

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 arillate.

Worldwide: 200 species in tropical Old World, especially Asia and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Garcinia buchananii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii BakerN,C,E,SDescription, Image
kingaensis Engl.EDescription, Image
livingstonei T. AndersonN,W,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Garcinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Garcinia
Flora of Caprivi: Garcinia
Flora of Malawi: Garcinia
Flora of Mozambique: Garcinia
Flora of Zambia: Garcinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Garcinia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Garcinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Garcinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Garcinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Garcinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Garcinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Garcinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=963, retrieved 23 October 2016

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