Garcinia xanthochymus Hook.f. ex T.Anderson
Anderson, T. in Hooker, J.D. (1874) The Flora of British India 1(2): 269. Type: India: Circars, s.dat., Roxburgh s.n. (holo: BR, herb. Mart.).
Sour mangosteen; False mangosteen; Yellow mangosteen; Gamboge tree; Eggtree
Petioles and twigs produce a yellow or milky exudate. Twigs 6-8-ribbed. Petioles 10-25 mm long. Leaf blades 12-41 cm long x 3.8-12 cm wide; oblong, linear-oblong, oblong-lanceolate, oblong-ovate or ovate; margin recurved. Secondary veins 20-25 pairs, forming loops within the margin; exudate-containing canals sparse on underside as faint long lines.
Male inflorescence not seen for Australian material. Fascicles 4-8-flowered; sepals 5; petals 5, ca. 8 mm diam.; androecium 5-phalangiate; phalanges strap-shaped at base and flabellate towards apex, inflexed, apically branched into 3-6 filaments; anthers 2-celled, introrse; nectaries between phalanges. Female inflorescence axillary or ramiflorous, a reduced raceme, fascicle-like, 2-14-flowered. Female flowers: fragrance not recorded; ca. 10-20 mm diam.; pedicels 18-36 mm; sepals 5, free, suborbicular, 3.5-4 mm long x 6-7 mm wide, green or whitish, margin minutely ciliate; petals 5, free, orbicular, erect, 7.5-8 mm long x 10-11 mm wide, white, cream or pale yellow, margin minutely ciliate; staminodal phalanges 5, opposite petals, solitary and slender or 3 or 4-fused and strap-shaped at base and flabellate towards apex, inflexed, ca. 3 mm long, branched into 3 or 4 filaments at apex, antherodes solitary or 3 or 4 per phalange, introrse, bilobed, flattened; nectaries alternating between phalanges; disk ca. 5 mm wide; ovary globular, ca. 4 mm long x 6 mm wide, sessile, 5-locular, locules uni-ovulate; stigma 5-branched.
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