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Lemon Saptree (Garcinia hessii)


Garcinia hessii  is a two-hearted plant species first described by Britt., And now became known as Alain H. Liogier. Garcinia hessii is part of the genus Garcinia and the Clusiaceae family .  No subspecies are listed in the Catalog of Life . Garcinia is a plant genus of the family Clusiaceae native to Asia, Australia, tropical and southern Africa, and Polynesia. The number of species is highly disputed, with various sources recognizing between 50 and about 300. Commonly, the plants in this genus are called saptrees, mangosteens (which may also refer specifically to the purple mangosteen, G. mangostana), garcinias or, ambiguously, "monkey fruit". Many species are threatened by habitat destruction, and at least G. cadelliana from South Andaman Island is almost or even completely extinct already. The fruits are a food source for several animals, such as the archduke butterflies (Lexias) of tropical eastern Asia which relish the sap of overripe mangosteens. Garcinia species are evergreen trees and shrubs, dioecious and in several cases apomictic. The fruit is a berry with fleshy endocarp,[2] which in several species is delicious. Garcinia hessii -r en tv-hj-rtbladig v-xtart som f-rst beskrevs av Britt., och fick sitt nu g-llande namn av Alain H. Liogier. Garcinia hessii ing-r i sl-ktet Garcinia och familjen Clusiaceae. Inga underarter finns listade i Catalogue of Life.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Clusiaceae

              • Genus: Garcinia