Scientific name: Garcinia eugeniaefolia
Family name: Clusiaceae
Garcinia eugeniaefolia trees in Taman Tugu
The Garcinia eugeniaefolia tree is an indigenous rainforest tree that are amongst the 4,100 trees added to the Taman Tugu site, selected in collaboration with Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (“FRIM”) and Malaysian Nature Society (“MNS”). It is also listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (“IUCN”) Red List of Threatened Species 1998.
Not much is known about this tree other than it is an autotrophic angiosperm (Flowering Seed Plants) with a Perennial lifespan. It prefers full sun and requires moderate supply of water to survive. It also propagates via seeds. It is also a close relative to the Mangosteen tree (Garcinia mangostana).
This tree has seen general landscape uses in many parks & gardens. However so, it does not have any ethnobotanical uses recorded.
This tree prefers tropical climate zones and Well-Drained Soils as well as Fertile Loamy Soils.It is found in Indonesia (Kalimantan and Sumatra Islands), Philippines, Malaysia, and India.