The mangosteen tree line is actually slow-growing, erect, with a conical crown; in height reaches 20-82 feet (25.6 m), has dark brown or black about, flaking bark, the close bark absolutely abundant yellow, gummy, absinthian latex. The evergreen, opposite, short-stalked leaves are ovate-oblong or elliptical, leathery and thick, dark green, light hardly above, yellowish-green and tangled down; 3 1/2 to 10 (9-25 cm) long, 1 3/4 to 4 (4.5-10 cm) wide, with conspicuous midrib anemic. New leaves are rosy. Flowers, 1 1/2 to 2 pushed in (4-5 cm) and fleshy, may be on the aforementioned tree Macho or hermaphrodite. The above are in groups of 3-9 to the annex tips; there are 4 sepals and 4 ovate, thick, abundant petals, blooming with red spots on the outside, yellowish-red inside, and rich stamens the aborted anthers admitting balk no pollen. The hermaphrodite apart or in pairs borne at the tips of young branchlets are; their leaves yellowish green with red or mostly can be belted red, and are obliged to shed.
The fruit, capped by the arrest chalice on the shaft end and with 4 to 8 triangular, broke rubble of the scar in a tie at the top, round, dark-purple to red-purple and bland outward; 1 1/3 to 3 inches (3.4 to 7.5 cm) in diameter. The bark 1/4 to 3/8 (6-10 mm) thick, red in cross section, purple and white on the inside. It contains absinthian chicken acrylic and purplish juice. There are 4 to 8 triangular segments of snow-white, juicy, bendable beef (actually the arils of the seeds). The fruit may be seedless or accept 1 to 5 completely developed seeds, ovoid-oblong, slightly flattened, continued 1 in (2.5 cm) and 5/8 in (1.6 cm) wide, that cling to the meat. The beef is barely dry and mild audible acid in acid and is celebrated as alluringly adorable and delicious.