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palologrower

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randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« on: April 07, 2015, 02:27:30 PM »
got some yellow mangosteen (randia fitzalanii) seeds from tradewinds fruit a few months ago and these two guys popped up.  looks like purui???? 

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Re: randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 03:37:10 PM »
They grow everywhere here as a native tree and are also in street and park plantings.They are not especially ornamental and the fruit are not edible as far as I know.

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Re: randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 07:33:01 PM »
current name is atractocarpus fitzlanii, native gardeniam native mangosteen. Along with atractocarpus chartaceus they are supposedly good bush tucker, I have one but it hasnt fruited yet.

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Re: randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 07:53:53 PM »
but does it look correct?  I guess we'll all find out in a  few years.

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Re: randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 05:28:51 AM »
Yes, looks correct. Don't know how they came to name it anything mangosteen. There are big heavy bearing trees not far away and they look great in fruit, but I don't see any flesh among the seed mass.

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Re: randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 06:25:09 AM »
Brown gardenia is a common name.The masses of flat small disc seeds inside don't have much of the brown tasteless paste around them.

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Re: randia fitzalanii/yellow mangosteen????
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2015, 05:24:40 PM »
Mahalo BMc

 

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