Garcinia dulcis (Roxb.) Kurz
Kurz, W.S. (1874) Journal As. Soc. Beng. 43: 88. Type: India, Andaman Islands.
Gourka; Claudie Mangosteen
Petioles and twigs produce a milky exudate. Petioles 10-30 mm. Leaf blades 7.5-28 cm long x 3.2-18 cm wide; elliptic, ovate or oblong-ovate; margin recurved; secondary veins 9-14 pairs. Two sets of lateral veins running at different angles usually apparent on the underside of the leaf blade. The finer veins are actually latex canals and run at a slight angle to the midrib. Leaf stalk channelled on the upper surface and transversely wrinkled.
Male and female inflorescence similar, axillary or ramiflorous, 1-many-flowered raceme or fascicle. Male flowers: flowers 11-12 mm diam., pedicels 7-14 mm long; sepals 5, free, orbicular, 2-4 mm long x 3-4 mm wide; petals 5, free, orbicular, 5-7 mm long x 5-7 mm wide; stamens aggregated into five narrow phalanges each consisting of 7-10 stamens; each staminal phalange 8-9 mm long, free filaments up to 1 mm long; anthers small; disk conical-attenuate. Female flowers: flowers 8-9 mm diam.; pedicels 9-17 mm long; sepals 5, free, 3-4.5 mm long, 4.5-6.5 mm wide; petals 5, free, orbicular, 7-8 mm long x 7-8 mm wide; staminodal phalanges 5, attached among sponge-like glands; stigma 5-branched, style 1.8 mm long.
Extracts of the bark of this species exhibit antimicrobial activity. (http://www.modern-natural.com/Chapter3g_May.htm)