Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Garcinia cowa Roxb. ex Choisy 

Family: Clusiaceae Genus: Garcinia Species: Garcinia cowa Roxb. ex Choisy 






Synonym Garcinia kydia Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Brindal berry Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Cowa Fruit, Brindal Berry, Malabar Tamarind, Cowa Moangosteen Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Kau Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1300m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 2-4 cm across, depressed, globose, with 4-8 vertical grooves, smooth, yellow, ridid, beaked; seeds 4-8, oblong with a soft aril
Habitat Occurs in evergreen and Shola Forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India to Indo-China Bark Details Bark smooth, surface greyish-brown; blaze creamy-yellow
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Trees 8-12 m tall, 15-20 cm in diam; bark dark brown; branches many, borne toward top of trunk, horizontal but usually distally pendulous, slender; twigs dark brow Leaf Details Leaves petiole 8-13 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 8-17 X 2.5-7 cm, elliptic-oblong, oblanceolate or broadly lanceolate, base acute, attenuate or cuneate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details