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
Other sources of information about Garcinia:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Garcinia pageFlora of Mozambique
(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 and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Garcinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=963, retrieved 26 May 2013