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Garcinia cymosa f. pendula


Garcinia cymosa f. pendula

Family Name: Clusiaceae (Guttiferae)
Synonyms: Tripetalum cymosum f. pendulum


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic
Plant Shape Columnar


Native Distribution New Guinea
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Crown The columnar crown has weeping, pendulous branches. 
Foliage Leaves are simple, arranged in opposite pairs, elliptic to ovate. The central vein is very prominent, while the numerous, parallel side veins are less visible. Young leaves are red in color, changing to dark green when mature.
Fruit The fruit is elliptical shaped, red when mature, and usually contains one seed.
Etymology The genus is named for Laurent Garcin, a French naturalist with the East India company, traveled in the orient in 18th century.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses General, Suitable for Roadsides, Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Propagation Method Seed


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Leathery
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Red
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.0 (Tree - Dense Canopy)

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) Red

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Master ID 1631
Species ID 2924
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Species record last updated on: 18 February 2022.