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Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« on: January 28, 2012, 06:20:43 PM »
After waiting many years, my in-ground G. lateriflora is finally flowering.  I had a single flower about 4 years ago and nothing since.  Now I have dozens on both of my 12 ft all trees.  There are from seed brought in by Dr. Coronel of the Philippines.  Paulette Johnson (aka the "other" PJ) fruited them a couple of years ago in pots and was kind enough to share some with me.  The shape, color and taste of the fruit is very similar to G. hombroniana.



Flower looks similar to G. prainiana


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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 06:54:06 PM »
Congratulations, Warren. May fruits follow!
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 07:04:25 PM »
Great news Warren! I hope you get a nice crop of fruit!

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 08:01:47 PM »
Warren, please save me some seeds! Paulette was kind enough to send me some couple years ago and i blew it because somehow plants disappeared.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 08:14:21 PM »
Congrats Fruitguy!  Let's hope you get a big ass crop!   
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 08:20:25 PM »
Fantastic, Warren!  Do you know what the fruit of this actual plant looks like?  With all the Garcinia confusion and folks wanting to and not wanting to call anything laterifolia, I was wondering if you have a picture of the fruit from which your seeds came.

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 08:21:26 PM »
Any Garcinia that finally flowers, is a cause for celebration!! congratz !
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 08:27:22 PM »
Fantastic, Warren!  Do you know what the fruit of this actual plant looks like?  With all the Garcinia confusion and folks wanting to and not wanting to call anything laterifolia, I was wondering if you have a picture of the fruit from which your seeds came.

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Harry, look again. This is Garcinia lateriflora, not laterifolia. This has nothing to do with achachairu from Bolivia. This  species Warren is talking about is from Phillippines and is correctly named and identified, unlike laterifolia.
BTW, the error you just made is identical to error made by many taxonomists. Achachairu was thought to be Rheedia lateriflora. Later someone misspelled it Rheedia laterifolia and this error continued for long time.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 08:41:21 PM »
Ah ha!  My speed reading lets me down once again.  Thanks for pointing that out to me Oscar.

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 08:43:06 PM »
Fantastic, Warren!  Do you know what the fruit of this actual plant looks like?  With all the Garcinia confusion and folks wanting to and not wanting to call anything laterifolia, I was wondering if you have a picture of the fruit from which your seeds came.

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Harry, look again. This is Garcinia lateriflora, not laterifolia. This has nothing to do with achachairu from Bolivia. This  species Warren is talking about is from Phillippines and is correctly named and identified, unlike laterifolia.
BTW, the error you just made is identical to error made by many taxonomists. Achachairu was thought to be Rheedia lateriflora. Later someone misspelled it Rheedia laterifolia and this error continued for long time.
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THanks Oscar!!! U helped me finally figure out my confusion all these years...It didn't make sense...Lets have a plant can A. tastyfruit and another called A. tastyfrut, you think anyone will get it mixed up?

maybe these taxonomists get paid to come up with these confusing names, so a nursery can sell you anything by accident and have an excuse...help boost sales! thats all they care about! LOL just kidding of course!! ;D

I"M VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU HAVE FLOWERS!!!! I WANT TO BUY SEEDS OR TRADE....GOOD LUCK ! 

 also, I have tasted seashore mangosteen, one time I found one on the ground at fruit and spice park, it was very nice, just like a mangotseen, just small and more tart...I'd eat a bucket full of them!
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 08:59:04 PM »
Quote
THanks Oscar!!! U helped me finally figure out my confusion all these years...It didn't make sense...Lets have a plant can A. tastyfruit and another called A. tastyfrut, you think anyone will get it mixed up?

maybe these taxonomists get paid to come up with these confusing names, so a nursery can sell you anything by accident and have an excuse...help boost sales! thats all they care about! LOL just kidding of course!! ;D

I"M VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU HAVE FLOWERS!!!! I WANT TO BUY SEEDS OR TRADE....GOOD LUCK ! 

 also, I have tasted seashore mangosteen, one time I found one on the ground at fruit and spice park, it was very nice, just like a mangotseen, just small and more tart...I'd eat a bucket full of them!

Hi Adam, it has nothing to do with a confusing name. This confusion has to do with a simple typo! The very first and only Rheedia species named by Linneaus was Rheedia lateriflora. Linneaus traveled to Jamaica and bought some land there with botanical collections. Much later the German taxonomist and traveler saw achachairu in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and got confused and thought this was also Rheedia lateriflora. After that several botanists made a typo and started calling it mistakenly Rheedia laterifolia. The renowned botanist Vasquez continued with this mistake and called it Rheedia laterifolia in his book. Then Lorenzi made the same boo boo. One of the co authors of that Brazilian Fruits book told me they had a Clusiaceae specialists to check all the garcinia entries in the book for correctness, but somehow they skipped this one and did not check it.
I've spent untold countless hours researching all this confusion and alerting all the authors. Nobody so far has got it right. It's kind of like a comedy of errors.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 09:58:13 PM »
thanks again!

I understand now!

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2012, 01:15:04 AM »
Congratulations on the multiple blooms Fruitguy, you've got a very interesting collection of garcinias.  I wonder if it could be grafted? :)  If you get a good crop, please add me to the list for a seed or two.

Thank you Oscar for straightening out the confusion.

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 02:18:59 AM »
Really cool! Is this the same as kariis?

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 10:10:02 AM »
Tomas,
I think you have the same one,  the one from the Phillipines.  If the fruit is red/reddish, bingo!  You got it!

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 10:12:28 AM »
Wonderful.  Keep taking pics of different flowers and stages of progression!!

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 10:47:44 AM »
Thanks to all for your kind words of encouragement.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some fruit.  Seeds will be made available if (when!) I get fruit.  Sorry Harry, no pic of the original fruit from which it came.  Seeds were shared by Dr. Coronel when he spoke at a Rare Fruit Conference (at the Fruit/Spice Park) years ago.  The only fruit I have seen in person were from Paulette's trees.  Red in color and similarly shaped to G. hombroniana.

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012, 05:23:45 AM »
Here's a good photo of Garcinia lateriflora from Davic Clulow in Venezuela.

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 06:31:50 AM »
Interesting looking...thanks Oscar.  It is quite a seedy sucker.

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2017, 06:22:21 PM »
I now have flowering for the first time on g. Lateriflora.  I got the seeds from David Clulow and planted out 5 trees some years ago.  Two of those trees are starting to flower and I am wondering if these trees are dioucious.  This is an old thread and I am wondering if anyone has anything to add to the very slight information that is available about this fruit and the growing of these trees.
I'm pretty excited about this, something I've been waiting on for a while.  Another species, new to me, that I have been caring for for years and finally I might get to try the fruit soon.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2017, 03:27:41 PM »



I'm wondering if anyone on the forum has fruited this tree.  I have 5 trees flowering right now and one has what appears to be female flowers.  Looking back at 'Fruit'Guys' post from about five years ago the photo shows a male flower very similar to the male g. Prainiana flower.  Here you can see a male flower with its pollen and in a blurry photo, sorrry! The female flower without the pollen.  Got my fingers crossed for fruit set here.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2017, 02:30:58 PM »
Please continue with the updates. Good luck!




I'm wondering if anyone on the forum has fruited this tree.  I have 5 trees flowering right now and one has what appears to be female flowers.  Looking back at 'Fruit'Guys' post from about five years ago the photo shows a male flower very similar to the male g. Prainiana flower.  Here you can see a male flower with its pollen and in a blurry photo, sorrry! The female flower without the pollen.  Got my fingers crossed for fruit set here.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2019, 12:33:00 PM »
Itís been two years now, any luck with fruits?

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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2019, 07:07:51 PM »
My lateriflora has fruited twice now. The first harvest disappointed me as the fruits were too sour to appreciate. Now it has fruited again and the fruits are better. Still a little sour but with a very interesting complex flavor that runs a range of sensations while eating it. It has a little of the apple hint that you get so much with forbesii. Several people have tried it with me and people who are really into strange fruits are quite taken with it. The fruit needs to be ripe. The presentation is terrific.
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Re: Garcinia lateriflora flowering
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2019, 12:10:17 AM »
Oh wow thatís awesome! How big was your crop? Did you take any pictures of fruit on the tree?

 

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