Conservation status- Vunerable as per Wikipedia;
Garcinia wightii T.Anderson, Fl. Brit. India 1: 265 1874. ;
India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per Catalogue of Life;
SW India as per POWO;
Evergreen trees or sometimes rheophytes, up to 10 m tall, wood moderately hard, whitish brown, bark dark brown, pustular, branchlets opposite, quadrangular, glabrous, internodes short, latex resinous, thick, yellow in bark, branches and fruits. Leaves simple, opposite, linear lanceolate, about 10-14 x 2-2.5 cm across, base narrowed or somewhat deccurent to the petiole, margins entire, apex acuminate to cuspidate, coriaceous, green glabrous above and paler beneath, midrib impressed above and prominent beneath, lateral veins 9-13, irregular with oblique parallel short veins between, about 5 mm apart, veinlets reticulate, petiole stout with raised margins or canaliculated, about 5-8 mm long, exstipulate. Inflorescence axillary, solitary or 2-3 flowered cymes. Flowers heterochlamydeous, dioecious, pedicel sessile. Male flowers: axillary, solitary or 2-3 flowered or more, yellow, about 1 cm across, sepals 4, imbricate, orbicular, concave, decussate in pairs, about 4-5 mm across, petals 4, imbricate, obovate-orbicular, distinctly concave, about 5 x 3.5 mm across, stamens 16-20 or 12-15 in 4 bundles, inserted around stylodium, rudimentary pistil present tetragonal, free or connate at the base, filaments short, anthers peltate, bent at ends, 2 loculed, dehiscing obliquely. Female flowers: solitary, axillary, sessile, bigger than male flowers, staminodes, filaments arranged in ring shape, ovary superior, globose, 4 locular, ovules, stigma larger, sessile. Fruit fleshy berry, subglobose, 11-13 x 9-11 mm across, smooth. Seeds 4, about 9 x 5 mm across, oblong ovoid, covered with juicy cream white pulp.
In moist evergreen forests, along streams, altitude up to 700 m.
Southern Western Ghats.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India. Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Garcinia wightii T.anderson (CLUSIACEAE)
Photo from Edible Fruit Plants Conservatory, JNTBGRI, Trivandrum