Garcinia morella (Gaertn.) Desr. – CLUSIACEAE. Synonym: Mangostana morellaGaertn.; Garcinia elliptica Wall.; G. gutta Wt. Vernacular names: Tamil. Garcinia morella (Gaertn.) Desr. belonging to Clusiaceae family is mainly distributed in India, Srilanka and Southern Phillippines. Members of this family are a. Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients in Garcinia Morella. List of various diseases cured by Garcinia Morella. How Garcinia Morella is effective for various .
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Indian Gamboge Tree Drawing of a fruiting branch Photograph by: The garciniw 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. Asia – Indian subcontinent to Indo-China. Habitat An understorey tree in evergreen forests at elevations up to 1, metres. Edible Uses Fruit garciia raw.
Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent grcinia 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.
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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.
Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.
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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Drawing of a fruiting branch Photograph by: Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruits Photograph by: Last update on Now containing plants.