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Garcinia humilis Vahl C. Adams Clusiaceae Garcinia humilis is native to Guyana and the Caribbean according to most reports. Plants from Bolivia with a native name of Achachairu are being grown as a commercial fruit crop in Australia under the name of Garcinia humilis. We have been unable to determine for certain if the plant in Australia is truly Garcinia humilis, but are inclined to believe that it is not, and that the plant is more likely to be Garcinia brasilensis or Garcinia gardneriana which might itself be no more than a synonym for Garcinia brasilensis. The confusion seems to be based on two synonyms - Rheedia lateriflora an earlier name for Garcinia humilis and Rheedia laterifolia an illegitimate name applied to Garcinia gardneriana [ K Title Plants for a Future Author Ken Fern Description Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Garcinia humilis Vahl C. Adams Clusiaceae Garcinia humilis is native to Guyana and the Caribbean according to most reports. Plants from Bolivia with a native name of Achachairu are being grown as a commercial fruit crop in Australia under the name of Garcinia humilis.

We have been unable to determine for certain if the plant in Australia is truly Garcinia humilis, but are inclined to believe that it is not, and that the plant is more likely to be Garcinia brasilensis or Garcinia gardneriana which might itself be no more than a synonym for Garcinia brasilensis.

The confusion seems to be based on two synonyms - Rheedia lateriflora an earlier name for Garcinia humilis and Rheedia laterifolia an illegitimate name applied to Garcinia gardneriana [ K Title Plants for a Future Author Ken Fern Description Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.

Missouri Botanical Garden. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Home Search Contact. Mammea humilis Vahl Rheedia lateriflora L. Rheedia sessiliflora Planch.

Publisher University of the West Indies; Jamaica. It can be downloaded from the Internet. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN - Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

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It is native to South American countries such as Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil, but it is also cultivated as achacha in northern Australia. The aim of this study was to determine the phytochemicals in achacha rind and pulp and to investigate these components as potential treatments for the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Both rind and pulp contain procyanidins and citric acid rather than hydroxycitric acid. Male Wistar rats 8—9 weeks old were fed with either high-carbohydrate, high-fat, or corn starch diets for 16 weeks. Intervention groups were fed with either diet supplemented with 1.

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Here is another interesting exotic fruit from the Garcinias family. Its name is Garcinia humilis Achacha and has been cultivated for centuries in domestic orchards in the tropical Amazon Basin of Bolivia. The other name, Achachairu means a honey kiss in Guarani language. Achacha has also now been introduced into Australia and is being grown there in Burdekin area of Queenland. It is now spreading all over the world and being grown by collectors worldwide. This fruit seems to be suitable for commercial cultivation all over in tropical regions. It goes under quite a few botanical names: rheedia aristata, rheedia macrophylla and rheedia achachairu.

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