Garcinia sp. De Bico Seeds
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Garcinia sp. De Bico is a rare Garcinia found in the Amazon rainforest. The fruit is easily identified by elongated rostrate connection with the peduncle which looks like a beak (hence, "de bico" in Portuguese). The fruit measures 5-6cm diameter, 6-8cm in length, and contains a substantial portion of citrusy sweet pulp. It is unknown if it is dioecious, but it likely is like most Garcinias. It is also unknown if it is apomictic. The orange-yellow rind is quite thick allowing for a substantial hold period after picking. The calyx leaves remnants of the sepal. The pulp forms 3-6 wedge shaped sections some of which will contain a seed, as common in other Garcinias.