Sunday, December 9, 2007

Garcinia Mangostana

The mangosteen fruit is known in the scientific/botanical world as Garcinia Mangostana L.—named after the French priest and explorer Laurentiers Garcin who studied and diagramed the mangosteen in 1693.

Other Names for Garcinia Mangostana

The mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) also answers to similar names in other communities. Heres a taste of the language and location variations:

    • Spanish—mangostán, mangostín
    • French—mangoustan, mangostanier, mangouste, mangostier
    • Indonesia—manggis
    • Philippines—manggustan, manggis
    • Cambodia—mongkhut
    • Laos—mangkhud
    • Thailand—mangkhut
    • Vietnam—cay mang cut
    • Portuguese—mangostao
    • Malaya—mesetor, semetah, sementah