It is said that a thriving young plant, which is unquestionably G. mangostana, is owned by Mr. Banfield, of Dunk Island. The records of the Kamerunga Nursery show that in October, 1891, a quantity about 100 of ripe mangosteen fruit was received from the Batavian agency by the then manager, Mr. Ebenezer Cowley, from which some 600 seeds were obtained. Of these, only a few germinated.
It is a great addition to our list of purely tropical fruits, and finds a place in all orchards or gardens where it is capable of being grown. Many attempts have been made during past years to introduce this delicious fruit into Queensland, but these always resulted in failure. At the Kamerunga State Nursery, however, trees of undoubted parentage were successfully raised.