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Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0. Flowers dioecious; male flowers in fascicles, axillary; female flowers larger than male, solitary, axillary. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

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Garcinia morella Gaertn. The tree supplies an edible fruit, oil and gum. It is a source of 'gamboge', a gum-resin with a wide range of uses that is commonly harvested from several species in this genus and traded internationally. Readable yet also very detailed. Range E. Asia - Indian subcontinent to Indo-China. Habitat An understorey tree in evergreen forests at elevations up to 1, metres.

Edible Uses Fruit - raw. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. Medicinal Gamboge, a gum-resin obtained from the plant, is used as an ointment[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN - Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.

Other Uses Gamboge, a gum-resin obtained from the plant, is used as a yellow dye, as an illuminant and in varnishes, water colours etc[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants. It is traditionally collected by cutting a thin slice off the bark of the tree about the size of the palm of the hand - the resin collects there and is scraped off when sufficiently dried[ Title A Manual of Indian Timbers.

The yellow wood is hard, mottled with numerous, wavy, concentric bands of a soft texture[ Title A Manual of Indian Timbers. Propagation Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[ K Title Plants for a Future Author Ken Fern Description Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.

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We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. Garcinia morella pedicellata Hanbury. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The gum resin obtained from the trunk is a drastic purgative, an emetic, and a vermifuge used for treating tape worm[ , ].

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Garcinia morella is a species of tree in the family Clusiaceae found in India , and Sri Lanka. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0. Flowers show inflorescence and are dioecious ; male flowers in fascicles, axillary; female flowers larger than male, solitary, axillary. Ripe fruits can be eaten but they are very acidic. Just like other garcinia varieties such as kokum which is prevalent in the Indian west coast or garcinia pedunculata , the fruit can be preserved by slicing into thin pieces and then drying under sun.

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Botany Batuan is a tree that grows up to 12 meters tall. Bark is smooth, dark gray in color; blaze is white. Leaves are simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 0. Flowers show inflorescence and are dioecious; male flowers in fascicles, axillary; female flowers larger than male, solitary, axillary. Fruit is globose to slightly elongated, 2 centimeters in diameter, yellow when ripe, each of its four cells contains a seed. Constituents - All parts of the plant yield a thick, yellow, milky juice which constitutes the gamboge.

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Garcinia morella Gaertn. The tree supplies an edible fruit, oil and gum. It is a source of 'gamboge', a gum-resin with a wide range of uses that is commonly harvested from several species in this genus and traded internationally. Readable yet also very detailed. Range E. Asia - Indian subcontinent to Indo-China.

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