Garcinia gibbsiae S.Moore
Moore, S. le M. (1917) The Journal of Botany 55 : 302. Type: Bellenden Ker, forest on long ridge; n. 6306. [L.S. Gibbs].
Male inflorescences terminal or axillary, a solitary flower, pairs or 2-8-flowered raceme. Male flowers: 17-46 mm diam., pedicels absent or to 2.7 mm long; sepals 4, 2-whorled, outer pair joined, D-shaped, 5-8 mm long x 7-9 mm wide, inner pair free, orbicular 5.5-7 mm long x 8-10.5 mm wide; petals 4 (rarely 3), free, orbicular, 11-20 mm long x 11-20 mm wide; stamens aggregated into 4 fused phalanges forming one +/- rhombic mass. Female inflorescence terminal, solitary or 2-flowered. Female flowers: 15-22 mm diam.; sepals 4, 2-whorled, outer pair narrowly-joined, D-shaped, 5-6.5 mm long x 8-10 mm wide, inner pair free, orbicular, 14-17 mm long x 11-15 mm wide; petals 4, free, orbicular, 14-17 mm long x 11-15 mm wide; staminodal phalanges 4, free or adjacent pairs fused, 2.5-5 mm long x 3-3.5 mm wide; stigma sessile, domed, 7-9-rayed.
Leaves and roots arise from shoots at opposite ends of the seed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous, more than 30 lateral veins on each side of the midrib; small flat glands on the stem near the base of the petioles; raised trough-like appendages on the base of the petiole between the petiole and stem; exudate yellow, slow to appear. Stipules small, black, triangular about 1 mm long. Midrib raised on the upper surface. Seed germination time 70 to 456 days.
Seeds eaten by King Parrots and fallen fruit eaten by Cassowaries and Musky Rat-kangaroos. Cooper & Cooper (1994).