Taxon: Garcinia morella (Gaertn.) Desr.

 
Genus: Garcinia
Family: Clusiaceae (alt.Guttiferae)
Nomen number: 71014
Place of publication: J. B. A. P. M. de Lamarck, Encycl. 3:701, t. 405, fig. 2. 1792
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Indian gamboge-tree  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: oil/fat (fide L Edible Pl; Pl Res SEAs 2:377. 1991)
  • Materials: gum/resin (fide Wealth India RM 4:106. 1956)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide F India; F Ceylon; Pl Res SEAs 18:125. 2000)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 18:125. 2000)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Assam, - Karnataka, - Kerala, - Meghalaya, - Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar

References:

  • Boer, E. & A. B. Ella, eds. 2000. Plants producing exudates (Pl Res SEAs) 18:125.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1956. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 1948-1976 (Wealth India RM) 4:105-107.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Maheshwari, J. K. 1965. Taxonomic studies on Indian Guttiferae. III. The genus Garcinia Linn. s.l. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6:132-133.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. 1976 (F Hassan)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:175.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Garcinia morella (Gaertn.) Desr. :

  • 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.