Garcinia livingstonei T.Anderson, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 263 1867. (Syn: Garcinia affinis (Chiov.) Chiov.; Garcinia angolensis Vesque; Garcinia baikieana Vesque; Garcinia ferrandii Chiov.; Garcinia ferrandii var. affinis Chiov.; Garcinia kilossaria Engl.; Garcinia livingstonei var. pallidinervia Engl.; Garcinia pallidinervia (Engl.) Engl.; Garcinia pendula Engl.);
African Mangosteen, Lowveld Mangosteen, Imbe;
Garcinia livingstonei: Native of Africa. Observed flowering in Kolkata bot. garden Dec 2010.
– I have seen the fruiting trees in Thailand. It is one of the major fruit items in the Bankok fruit markets and very tasty also.
Garcinia livingstonei is a small tree reaching 18 m in East Africa, pyramidal when young but later spreading, with thick, woody young branches and yellow to red resin.
Leaves usually 3 in a whorl (may be 4 or opposite), variable in shape but usually egg- or lance-shaped, generally 60-110 × 30-55 mm, blue-green with whitish veins, waxy. Flowers in groups of 5-15 in leaf axils on old wood, greenish, whitish or yellow, scented, male and bisexual flowers of different structure. Fruit an orange berry, 10-40 mm in diameter, with yellowish orange, sticky juice.
Garcinia livingstonei – 171012 – RK: Pics of G.livingstonei [African Mangosteen] taken on 14/10/12 at 10.30 am in Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore.
very nice. what a treasure trove is this lalbagh.. I am jealous.
Lalbagh has definitely picked up.. I see quite a few interesting new young trees/shrubs. This tree i’ve seen so many times but had largely ignored – there seemed to be nothing special about it -except for very unkempt branches. But last Sunday was a very special surprise to see it had burst into bloom!
Garcinia livingstoneii – 201214 – RK – 4 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
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Calophyllum?, cultivated tree from Cubbon park Bangalore
Seems to be a Garcinia Species.
Could be Garcinia livingstonei, common name African Mangosteen.
To me this tree from Cabbon Park, Bangalore seems to be Calophyllum inophyllum (ALEXANDRIAN LAUREL)
I go with Garcinia livingstonei
I agree with …, it is Garcinia livingstonei