African Mangosteen, Lowveld Mangosteen, Imbe;
 
Images by Satish Phadke (1) and Raman Arunachalam (2,3,4)

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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.


 

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Trees oF Lalbagh, Bangalore – Garcinia livingstonei – African Mangosteen Tree: What a fruit.

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.


 

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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.
may be BSI can send Shibpur folks to Bangalore to learn a thing or two…


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!


 

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Garcinia livingstoneii – 201214 – RK – 4 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
African MangosteenLalbagh, Bangalore – 12/10/2014


Tree fro ID SN15April13 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)  
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


  

 
 
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