This is an ornamental tree related to the purple mangosteen (garcinia mangostana) fruit tree, considered by many to bear the most delicious of all tropical fruits. Native to south asia , this ornamental mangosteen is a moderately-large evergreen tree which may reach 30-40 feet in height, but more typically is shorter because of its relatively slow growth rate. It has a dense crown of entire, simple, opposite, upward pointing, evergreen leaves, elliptical to oblong in shape, bronze color when young turning glossy dark green, 3 - 8 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches. Female flowers borne on long, male flowers on shorted stems, 3/8-1/2 inch across, white to greenish in color. Fruits are 1 1/2 inches long, walnut-sized, deep green ripening to orange-yellow, containing 1-3 seeds; fruits inedible, giving off an unpleasant odor, but birds, especially parrots, are attracted to them. Bark and fruits have reputed medicinal properties. Propagated by seed. This is an interesting ornamental because of its glossy foliage and colorful fruits; it is an excellent choice for salt-spray prone areas, as an accent or specimen tree.