Garcinia Amazonica Fruit Plant (Garcinia amazonica)
Common Name: Garcinia sp. Amazonia
Botanical Name: Garcinia amazonica
Rare Garcinia found in the Amazon rainforest, Fairly round fruit with a slight nipple on the bottom, Fruit measures 5-6cm in diameter, 6-7cm in length
Contains a substantial portion of sweet and slightly citrusy pulp. The yellowish rind is quite thick, allowing for a substantial hold period after picking, Unknown if it is apomictic.
In traditional medicine, the fruits of Garcinia have been used in infusions for treating wounds, ulcers, and dysentery.
Extracts of the pericarp, epicarp, and seeds of Garcinia have demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, leishmanicidal, and antiprotozoal activities.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 5 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate