5199.000 Garcinia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs with yellow latex. Leaves opposite or sometimes subopposite or whorled; lamina (in ours) opaque. Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary or in few- to many-flowered cymes, dioecious or polygamous. Sepals 4(-5). Petals 4(-5), greenish-white to yellow. Male flowers with 4 fascicles of stamens. Fruit a 1-4-seeded, ± fleshy berry. Seeds arillate.

Derivation of name: after Laurent Garcin, 1683-1761, French-born army physician, naturalist and botanist

Worldwide: 200 species in tropical Old World, especially Asia and southern Africa

Zambia: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
buchananii BakerN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
buchneri Engl. W,CNw,CDescription, Image
huillensis Oliv.[LR-nt]N,W,CNw,N,Mc,C,LkDescription, Image
kingaensis Engl.EMcDescription, Image
livingstonei T. Anderson[LR-nt]B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
pachyclada N.Robson [End][LR-nt]N,WLp,NDescription, Image
punctata Oliv. [LR-nt]WNwDescription, Image
smeathmannii (Planch. & Triana) Oliv. [LR-nt]B,N,WNw,Cb,N,McDescription, Image
volkensii Engl.[LR-nt]N,WCb,NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Garcinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Garcinia
Flora of Caprivi: Garcinia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Garcinia
Flora of Malawi: Garcinia
Flora of Mozambique: Garcinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Garcinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Garcinia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Garcinia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Garcinia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Garcinia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Garcinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Garcinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Garcinia
JSTOR Plant Science: Garcinia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Garcinia
Plants of the World Online: Garcinia
Tropicos: Garcinia
Wikipedia: Garcinia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Garcinia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=963, retrieved 25 September 2023

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