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Guttiferae Garcinia livingstonei T. Anders.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The Imbe is a small tree up to 20 feet, native to East Africa. Leaves are leathery, dark green, oblong, up to 6 inches in length. Fruits are up to 2 inches long, nearly as broad, and ripen in mid-summer. The skin is tender and encloses a thin, tart, watery pulp, with generally a single seed. There is no commercial production in the United States, but occasional trees may be found in tropical areas.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch