Garcinia warrenii F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1891) The Victorian Naturalist 8: 109. Type: Near the Coen River; Stephen Johnson s.n., in 1891(holo: MEL; iso: BRI [AE0340253], K 000677819).
Native Mangosteen; Warren's Mangosteen
Petioles and twigs produce a yellow exudate. Petioles 8-30 mm long, not channelled or becoming slightly so in dried specimens. Leaf blades 4.0-23 cm long x 2.8-12.3 cm wide; elliptic, oblong-elliptic, ovate, obovate, orbicular or oblanceolate; margin not recurved or rarely slightly. Exudate-containing canals difficult to see on fresh leaves, distinct on underside of dried leaves as numerous unbranched or branched straight or wriggly +/- parallel lines, sometimes second set of canals visible running across the other canal set.
Male inflorescence terminal or rarely axillary, a panicle, 8-66-flowered, 15-120 mm long, peduncle 5-38 mm long, bracts (which sometimes become full-sized leaves) at peduncle apex, triangular. Male flowers: fragrant with a clove-like smell, diam. 10-15 mm; pedicels absent or up to 4 mm long; sepals 4, 2-whorled, outer pair joined, D-shaped, 4-5 mm long x 4-5 mm wide; petals 4, free, erect, orbicular or oblong-obovate, 5-7 mm long x 4.5-6 mm wide, cream or yellow, margin usually recurved and thin; andoecium 4-phalangiate; phalanges adnate to petals, obovate-elliptic at anthesis, ca. 3 mm long x 2-2.5 mm wide; anthers several, most clustered around phalange margin, bilobed, bithecate, ca. 0.4 mm long x 0.2 mm wide; pistillode rudimentary, attenuate-conical, ca. 2.5 mm long. Female inflorescence terminal, a solitary flower or 2 or 3-4-flowered raceme, 17-25 mm long; peduncles 4-12 mm long. Female flowers: fragrant with a clove-like smell, 14-16 mm diam.; sepals 4, 2-whorled, outer pair joined, inner pair free, D-shaped, 5-6.5 mm long x 8-9 mm wide; petals 4, free, orbicular, 9-11 mm long x 10-12 mm wide, cream-yellow; staminodal phalanges 4, erect, adnate to petals, strap-shaped, ca. 5 mm long x 3.5 mm wide, apex divided into 4-6 filaments, with 1-2 antherodes on each side; gynoecium oblong-globose, 8.5 mm long x 6-8 mm wide; ovary globose or 4-sided, 7-8 mm long x 6-8.5 mm wide, sessile, 4-locular, uniovulate; stigma mass sessile, domed, diam. 7-8 mm, cream becoming pink or reddish with age.
First pair of leaves obovate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to ovate, apex acute, base attenuate, glabrous, undersurface with a network of fine almost parallel latex canals; stipule-like glands on the stem near the base of the petiole; stipule-like appendages also on the base of the petiole between the petiole and stem. Leaves and petioles produce a yellow exudate when cut or broken. Taproot thickened, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Taproot and stem arise from the same end of the seed. Seed germination time 307 to 435 days.