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Garcinia prainiana

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Garcinia prainiana, known as the button mangosteen or cherapu is a species of Garcinia. It has a flavor similar to, but distinct from, its cousin, the purple mangosteen, with an interesting taste some have compared to a tangerine, but unlike its cousin, it has a tissue-thin skin rather than a hard rind, making it much easier to eat out-of-hand. Also unlike the purple mangosteen, it can be grown in a container. The fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia, by a few backyard growers in South Florida, and at the Whitman Rare Fruit Pavilion of Florida's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Garcinia prainiana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Garcinia
G. prainiana
Binomial name
Garcinia prainiana

It is a native of Malaysia and Thailand. The tree is small or medium sized.[2] It was featured in Malaysian 30 cents stamp, printed in 21-Feb-1999.[3]


  1. ^ Kochummen (1998). "Garcinia prainiana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 May 2006.
  2. ^ Systematic Pomology (Vol. 1-2) (Set)
    By O.P. Pareek, Suneel Sharma
  3. ^ Katalog setem : Setem › Rare Fruits of Malaysia. Garcinia prainiana

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