It grows in similar agroecological tropical conditions as the common mangosteen. It thrives in areas with annual rainfall above 1,500 mm that is well distributed and warm temperatures of 25–35°C. It occurs in many soil types but prefers soils that are porous, deep, wet but well-drained, slightly acid, clay loams rich in organic matter with pH from 5.5 to 6.8. It occurs wild in lowland forests and on hill sides and ridges up to 900 m altitude. It is also cultivated in villages.
KeywordsBeta Carotene Clay Loam Male Flower Lowland Forest Lateral Shoot
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