Gambooge, Brindleberry, Brindall berry, Fish Tamarind, Malabar Tamarind or Kerala Tamarind, Gorikapuli, Kodumpulli (Kerala), Goraka (Sri Lanka), கொறுக்காய்ப்புளி (Kodukkaippuli) in Tamil, കുടംപുളി (Kudampuli) in Malayalam;
 


Vernacular names : Tamil: Gorakkapuli,
Heela, Kottukkappuli, Panampuli.
Malayalam: Gorakkapuli, Pinar, Kodampuli, Kudapuli,
Marapuli, Meenpuli, Perumpuli, Pinampuli.
Kannada: Manda huli, Mantulli, Punara huli, Seeme hunnise,
Upagi mara. 

Habit- Trees up to 12 m tall.
Trunk & Bark- Outer bark reddish brown, lenticellate; blaze reddish.
Branches and Branchlets- Branches drooping; young branchlets subterete, glabrous.
Exudates- Latex yellow, profuse.
Leaves- Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 5-1.6 cm long, planoconvex or shallowly canaliculate above, slightly sheathing at base; lamina 5-13 x 2-6 cm; variable in shape from narrow elliptic, oblanceolate to obovate, apex usually acute, sometimes obtuse, base cuneate to attenuate, coriaceous or subcoriaceous; secondary nerves not prominent on both sides; tertiary nerves obscure.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flowers polygamous, in axillary or terminal clusters; calyx cream; petals pink.
Fruit and Seed- Berry, globose, 6-8 grooved, to 5 cm in diameter; many seeded 
Frequent understorey tree in evergreen forests up to 1800 m.
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka; in the Western Ghats- throughout in South and Central Sahyadris. 

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Garcinia cambogia and Garcinia xanthochymus: Garcinia cambogia and Garcinia xanthochymus
collected near a hill stream from Nayagarh district, Orissa.
Place of collection: Nayagarh
Date of collection: 01/05/11
Altitude: 600 m above msl
Habitat: Near perennial hill stream
Please validate.


The id’s seems to be ok for me. But for conformation, at least for the first picture, we need more information, mainly on flowers and color of the exudate from the bark.

The Id of the second picture is seems to be correct! My guess is based on the size and shape of leaves. Further, the species name G. cambogia is now a synonym of Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Roxb. of Clusiaceae family.


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Flora of Kaiga_ID_Confirmation_31082011 PJ2.:  ID the 2 out of 4 species in this
attachments one is Garcinia gummi-gutta, other one is Neolamarckia cadamba..
rest two..?
Date/Time-:20/06/10   –    10:30
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length-12m

Second from top left is Dysoxylum sp., may be D. malabaricum.



 

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Hypericaceae, Cluciaceae Dipterocarpaceae fortnight SN 07 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Roxb.(= Garcinia cambogia (Gaertn.) Desr.), growing wild from Agumbe Ghat, one of the popular fruit used in nutraceutical industry for the production of Hydroxycitric acid.
common in Kerala, and Coorg area of Karnataka


i had never seen fresh fruits like you are showing here
only dry kokum at indian grocery stores

thank you

For almost a decade this was a fastest growing craze among sellers and buyers for quick weight loss..

may still be.. but those frantic markedly hyped ads are all but gone..  but i am sure just like the ponzi schemes it made the sellers of cambogia extracts, ad writers and ad distributors some real cash..

 

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Seen this Tree (Almost 10 to 12 m tall) at “Mundgetaggal”, North Karnataka.
Bot. name: Garcinia gummi-gutta
Family: Clusiaceae


Nice images of female flowers.


Very beautiful flowers, never seen.. thanks 

A rich haul from Bennehole forest trek. 
Wild fruits and nuts collected from the forest floor during Benne Hol`e (Water falls, forest) trek, Western ghats, BenneHole, Summer, 02 May 2009
I guess it will be fun to find identifications on a week end ! Will post my findings  (regional names ) by next week.
ITP link to the first part of the series posted earlier and identifications
 A rich haul (#1) from Kumara dhara trek 

5. Uppage, Gamboge tree, Garcinia gummi-gutta


Wild fruits and nuts collected from the forest floor during Karikanammana forest trek, haldipura, Uttara kannada
03 May 2009

3. Garcinia gummigutta


  

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ID KANNUR 05 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this shrub from Kannur District of Kerala. Leaves very much acidic… probably a species of Garcinia.. know that it is difficult with only vegetative form. But experts of our group can do it I hope….


Looks like Garcinia gummi-gutta


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