Table of Contents
Dataset Papers in Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 823705, 4 pages
Dataset Paper

Morphological Characterisation of Some Important Indian Garcinia Species

Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, Kerala 673012, India

Received 20 June 2013; Accepted 29 July 2013; Published 23 April 2014

Academic Editors: P. J. Correia, D. Fangueiro, C. Machida, and S. Penna

Copyright © 2014 Utpala Parthasarathy and O. P. Nandakishore. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The genus Garcinia has over 200 species distributed in the tropics of the world. About 35 species occur in India, many of which are endemic and economically important with immense medicinal properties. However, lack of awareness, coupled with habitat destruction, leads to genetic erosion of this forest resource and many species are threatened. The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Calicut, has Garcinia genetic resources’ collection of 15 species of Western Ghats and Eastern Himalaya species. The morphological characterisation of the species of these two different eco systems indicates that there are variations within the species of the same ecosystem while there are similarities in the species of two different ecosystems.