Vunerable as per Wikipedia;

Garcinia travancorica Bedd., Fl. Sylv. S. India t. 173 1872.;

SW India as per POWO;

India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per Catalogue of Life;


Evergreen trees, handsome, about 10-15 m tall with lax crown, wood hard, yellowish brown, brittle when dried, bark dark brown, branchlets opposite, glabrous, quadrangular, latex resinous, thick, yellow in bark, branches and fruits. Leaves simple, opposite or rarely ternate, linear elliptic-oblong, about 8-12 x 1.5-2.7 cm across, base acute, margins revolute, apex obtuse or rounded, chartaceous, coriaceous, dark green glabrous above and paler beneath, midrib impressed above and prominent beneath, lateral veins indefinite, faint, slender, veinlets faintly finely reticulate, petiole slender, stout, about 0.5-2 cm long, exstipulate, rarely stipulate. Inflorescence terminal or subterminal cymes or fascicles. Flowers heterochlamydeous, dioecious, pedicel about 2-3 mm long. Male flowers: terminal, trichotomous, few flowered cymes, white or pale yellow, about 1 cm across, sepals 4, imbricate, orbicular, concave, decussate in pairs, inner pair about 4 mm across, outer pair about 2.5 mm across, petals 4, imbricate, obovate-orbicular, shortly clawed, about 7 mm across, stamens indefinite, inserted around mutifid polyandrous mass, rudimentary pistil present, columnar, connate at the base, filaments short, anthers peltate, 2 loculed, stigma circular, peltate. Female flowers: axillary and terminal, bigger than male flowers, globose, staminodes 5, filaments free, linear, arranged in hypogonous ring shape, ovary superior, subglobose, about 6 x 5 mm across, 3-4 locular, style short, stigma imbricate, about 8 mm across. Fruit fleshy berry, subglobose-oblong, 3-4 cm across, sulcate or smooth, encased by persistent sepals and crowned by stigma. Seeds 1-2, oblong ovoid, brown, covered with juicy pulp.

In evergreen mountain forests, altitude up to 1500 m.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu; 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)


 

 

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A few photographs of Garcinia gummi-gutta
Photographed from a garden in Calicut during March 2013. Though is a pretty big tree it seems that it has never fruited. Are the flowers in the photograph female flowers? 
Popularly known as Malabar Tamarind or ‘Kudampuli’ (കുടമ്പുളി) in Malayalam.


Very nice set of pictures


This will be G. travancorica as per Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan, 


 

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Requesting validation:  Requesting for validation of attached photos, captured at Perambadi, Virarajapete, Kodagu on 2.04.2011


Yes Garcinia gummigutta of Clusiaceae family.


This will be G. travancorica as per Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan.

 

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requesting id please: please find attached photos of Garcinia gummi-gutta from Perambadi, virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka. 


This will be G. travancorica as per Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan.
Pl. see Hypericaceae, Clusiaceae and Dipterocarpaceae Fortnight: Clusiaceae: Garcinia gummi-gutta from Kerala: 201114 SS (1)


 

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images of Garcinia indica from Coimbatore: Sharing the images of Garcinia indica from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.


what an interesting branching of the buds… seem three are on each “branch”/? “pedicle ” at 90 degrees from each other…
are there other fruits or flowers that do it?
I have found one other.. called nona fruit in Bengal that doe this.. have a few pic need to downsize label and send in… will do after the holidays…
but not aware of any others…
anybody?? tell us please…


This will be G. travancorica as per Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan.


 

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ID Guess-29012011-PKA1:  I had seen few flowers fallen on the ground in a Forest near Motigudda, North Karnataka. I tried to look for flowers on the nearby tree but could not spot any. I am sharing photographs of this flower. Flowers were small in size (around 10mm). Pedicel is stout. Any guess on its ID…

Date/Time: 18-01-2011 / 05:00PM
Location: Near Motigudda, North Karnataka
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: I am presuming it to be a Tree as i could not see ang shrubs, Climbers near by.

Garcinia sp., perhaps.


Could  this be Garcinia gummi-gutta?


Can it be Garcinia sessilis??!!
Just a guess…


It is little difficult to confirm the species using just flowers. If you can provide at least a picture with leafy branch that would make life easier to try for the species. My guess is that there is a possibility of this being
G. indica considering the fact that this has taken from N. Canara! But not a confirmed one!


I think its Garcinia gummigutta


This will be G. travancorica as per Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan.


 

 

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Goa photo for identification – 8: For identification please


It appears to be Garcinia indica (Clusiaceae)


This will be G. travancorica as per Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan.



References:

Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats (pdf): JNTBGRI- Diversity of Garcinia species in the Western Ghats: Phytochemical Perspective- P. S. Shameer, K. B. Rameshkumar and N. Mohanan

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