This section is from the book "Manual Of Tropical And Subtropical Fruits", by Wilson Popenoe. Also available from Amazon: Manual Of Tropical And Subtropical Fruits.
Of the Guttiferae or Garcinia family few plants are grown for fruit, and the mangosteen is the chief one. It is a tropical family of nearly 400 species and 30 to 40 genera. The family yields drugs, gums, and resins.
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