The Purple Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), colloquially known simply as "the mangosteen", is a , believed to have originated in the and the of . The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (2080 ) tall. The rind () of the edible is deep reddish purple when . Botanically an , the fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, with peach flavor and texture.
The Purple Mangosteen belongs to the same as the other less widely known , such as the (G. prainiana) or the (G. madruno).
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