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Taxon: Garcinia livingstonei T. Anderson

 
Genus: Garcinia
Family: Clusiaceae (alt.Guttiferae)
Nomen number: 71009
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9:263. 1867
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/226276
Name Verified on: 30-May-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African mangosteen  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • imbé  (Source: Crops US) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as fruit (locally used in Mozambique fide Crops US; Use Pl WT Afr)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros


    Cultivated

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (possible naturalization)]


References:

  1. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  2. Cooper, W. E. 2013. A taxonomic revision of Garcinia L. (Clusiaceae) in Australia, including four new species from tropical Queensland. Austrobaileya 9:1-29.
  3. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  5. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  6. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1
  9. Maheshwari, J. K. 1965. Taxonomic studies on Indian Guttiferae. III. The genus Garcinia Linn. s.l.. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6:116.
  10. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  11. Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966-1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Sweeney, P. 2011. Review of Clusiaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e-mail on 30 Mar.
  14. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  15. African plant database. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques Ville de Geneve. Note: described as a tree for South Africa, while a shrub or tree for other tropical African countries

Check other web resources for Garcinia livingstonei T. Anderson :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?71009. Accessed 20 July 2019.