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  Garcinia affinis
 
  Family: CLUSIACEAE/GUTTIFERAE
  Citation:  Garcinia affinis Wall. ex Pierre, Fl. Forest. Cochinch. Fasc. 6: 16, t. 78C, 79G. 1883, non Wight & Arn. 1834; N.P. Singh in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 103. 1993. Garcinia cornea Choisy, Descr. Guttif. Ind. 53. 1849, non L.; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 260. 1874,p.p.
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  Description: Trees, 6-10 m tall; branchlets robust, compressed-tetragonous; bark grey, cut exudes white gum. Leaves opposite, 4-18 x 3-10 cm, ovate-elliptic, acute to subacute at base, obtuse to short acuminate at apex, chartaceous, shiny, entire; lateral veins ca 18- 24 pairs, filiform, straight or forked; petioles 1-2 cm long, channelled above with ligule clasping stem at base. Male flowers: 3-9 in fascicles at apices of branchlets, ca 3 cm in diameter, buds globose; pedicels 9-10 mm long. Sepals 4, 9-11 x 7 -12 mm, outer broader than inner, suborbicular or inner obovate, concave, coriaceous. Petals 13-15 x 8-10mm, somewhat longer and thinner than sepals, concave. Androphore central, thick, phalanges short, centre produced in rudimentary pistil; anthers indefinite, bilocular, sessile or subsessile. Female flowers: Solitary or geminate, terminal; pedicels ca 5 mm long, stout. Ovary short, broad, turbinate, smooth; median style short, thick; stigmas 6-7 mm broad, convex, coronate. Berries ca 3 cm in diameter, ovate- oblong, smooth, purpurascens, bright red or dark purple, mamillate, crowded by stigma; pericarp spongy, pulp hardly of pleasant taste; seeds 2-4, oblong, laterally compressed, 1-2 cm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-August
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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