Garcinia imbertii Bourd., J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 12: 349 (1899) ;
SW. India as per POWO;
Evergreen trees, to 15 m high, bark 6 mm thick, brown mottled with white, rough, vertically fissured; exudation sweet-scented; branchlets quadrangular, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, estipulate; petiole 2-5 mm long, slender, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 4-10 x 1.5-4 cm, elliptic or oblanceolate, base narrow or cuneate, apex acuminate or obtusely acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, shining, coriaceous; lateral nerves 15-25, slender, pinnate, ascending, close, prominent, looped near the margin forming intramarginal nerve, intercostae obscure. Flowers yellow, polygamodioecious, sessile; male flowers: 3-9 in terminal fascicles, 4-5 mm across; sepals 4, in 2 rows, orbicular or suborbicular, concave, outer 2 smaller, 1.5-2 mm long, inner ones larger, 2.5-3 mm long, greenish-yellow; petals 4, 3-4 mm long, imbricate, broadly ovate or orbicular, concave, yellow; stamens 16-20, monadelphous in a central mass round the rudimentary pistil, 1-2 mm in diameter, stalk 0.5-1 mm long; female flowers: usually solitary, terminal, rarely in pairs; sepals and peals as in male flowers; ovary superior, globose, 1.5-2 mm across, 2-loculed, ovule 1 in each locule; stigma sessile, capitate, convex; staminodes many, united and surrounding the ovary in a ring. Fruit a berry, ca. 2.5 x 2.5 cm, green; seeds 1 or 2, enclosed in a thick leathery covering.
Flowering and fruiting: February-September
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
fruit of Garcinia imberti: Mixed thread: 1 correct image.
This is fruit of Garcinia imberti
POWO Catalogue of Life Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal Wikimedia Commons
Rediscovery of Garcinia imbertii Bourd. (Clusiaceae), a little known endemic species of Western Ghats– January 1997- Narayanan Nair Mohanan, T Shaju, G Rajkumar, A G Pandurangan