Garcinia prainiana

  • T. K. Lim


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.


Beta Carotene Clay Loam Male Flower Lowland Forest Lateral Shoot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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