Gross appearance of α-mangostin and its chemical structure. (A) Gross appearance of mangosteen fruit. The edible endocarp of the mangosteen is snow white and botanically defined as an aril. The circle of wedge-shaped arils contains four to eight segments. (B) The chemical structure of α-mangostin; molecular formula, C24H26O6; molecular weight, 410.
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