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Garcinia sp. De Bico Seeds Fruit Plant

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Plant Type

Common Name: Garcinia sp. De Bico Seeds

Botanical Name: Garcinia sp

General Information:

Rare Garcinia is found in the Amazon rainforest. Easily identified by an elongated rostrate connection with the peduncle resembling a beak ("de bico" in Portuguese).

Fruit measures 5-6 cm in diameter, 6-8 cm in length, with substantial citrusy sweet pulp.

Unknown if it is dioecious, but likely similar to most Garcinias. Unknown if it is apomictic. Orange-yellow thick rind allows for a substantial hold period after picking.

Calyx leaves remnants of the sepal. Pulp forms 3-6 wedge-shaped sections, some containing seeds as common in other Garcinias.

Health Benefits:

In traditional medicine, the fruits of Garcinia have been utilized in infusions for treating wounds, ulcers, and dysentery.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 5 to 6 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate