Garcinia hombroniana

  • T. K. Lim


The species is native to Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It is found along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, from Pahang to Kelantan. It is also found in Nicobar Islands. It is cultivated sporadically throughout the tropics. The fruit is being cultivated in Kerala and Tamil Nadu in India.


Secondary Vein Nicobar Island Crude Methanol Extract Rabbit Platelet Good Antioxidant Activity 
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Selected References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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