|Etymology||Genus||After Laurent Garcen, a 18th century French botanist|
|Species||From the common name Mangosteen|
|Synonyms||Mangostana garcinia Gaertn.|
|Common Names||Mangosteen, Manggis|
|Native Distribution||Malaysia and Indonesia|
Garcinia mangostana is a popular cultivated tree, identifiable from the dense foliage and large (about 20cm) opposite leaves. It has a distinct central stem with primary branching extending from common points. These, together with the bud hidden at the end of the branch (diagnostic of the family) helps to zoom in to the Mangosteen.
A young Mangosteen tree.
Leaves underside. Note the large size and venation.
A bud can be found hidden between "cut".
Flowers and developing fruits.
Ripe purple fruits.