Garcinia cambogia (Gaertn.) Desr.

 
  • Family : CLUSIACEAE
    (GARCINIA or COCUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Clusiaceae
  • Species : Garcinia cambogia
  • Basionym : Mangostana cambogia Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Garcinia gummi-gutta (L.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Malabar Gamboge
  • Vernacular name : Bilatti-amli (Hin.); Punarpuli, Upaagi mara (Kan.); Vrukshamlah (San.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April onwards
  • Comments : Very rare in evergreen forests and in sholas of higer elevations up to 1250 m. Sometimes cultivated for its edible fruits used as a substitute for tamarind.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Guthirayan Hills (Dharmapuri district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Garcinia cambogia. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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