Garcinia gardneriana

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Garcinia gardneriana
Fruta do Bacupari.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Garcinia
Species: G. gardneriana
Binomial name
Garcinia gardneriana

Garcinia gardneriana, the bacupari, is an evergreen, dioecious species of the genus Garcinia. It is distributed throughout South America's Amazon Basin and produces fruit with edible arils.[1][2] In Brazil there is currently research to use this fruit to combat cancer.[3][4]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Garcinia brasiliensis var. parvifolia Mart.
  • Garcinia gardneriana (Planch. & Triana) Zappi
  • Rheedia brasiliensis (Mart.) Planch. & Triana
  • Rheedia gardneriana Planch. & Triana
  • Rheedia spruceana Engl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mangosteen Madness
  2. ^ Sweeney, Patrick. "Research: Asia: Mangosteen Madness". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  3. ^ Isto E
  4. ^ Anti-cancer

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