Flacourtia species are shrubs or trees, armed with simple and branched spines, branches with sympodial growth. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate-ovate to. Five caffeoylquinic acid derivatives were obtained from the fruit juice of Flacourtia inermis: methyl chlorogenate (1), methyl 5-O-caffeoylquinate. Flacourtia inermis Roxb., Pl. Coromandel 3: 16 (). Species name meaning ‘ not armed’, i.e. without spines on the trunk. Synonyms Flacourtia lanceolata.

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Fruit indehiscent berry, ellipsoid-globose, about 2. Description Unarmed tree, 3- m; trunk usually crooked, gnarled and furrowed, up to 35 cm; bark brown or grey, rather smooth; young branchlets pubescent to nearly flaocurtia, brownish, laxly beset with pallid subrotundate lenticels. Distribution Only known in a cultivated or semi-cultivated state, widespread from India through Malesia to New Britain. Natural History Natural History Reproduction. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Flowers unisexual dioecioushypogynous, greenish yellow, pedicels articulate, glabrous or hairy, sepalsimbricate, connate ihermis base, ovate, margin ciliate, apex obtuse, hairy inside, subglabrous outside, petals absent, extrastaminal disc, with distinct glands inserted before sepals.

The fruits are produced in bunches and resemble cherries. Comprising its size, shape, texture and orientation. Retrieved from ” https: General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, indrmis, environment or microhabitat.


Callmander General Information Rukam masam is an evergreen, short-boled, bushy tree with a compact, rounded crown; it can grow 7. Pollination is entomophilous i. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Hafiz Issadeen Creative Commons Attribution 2.

A number of cultivated strains have been developed. Diagnostics Unarmed tree, up to 15 m tall, trunk up to 35 cm diameter. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate-ovate to oblong-ovate, about 1. These are mostly thornless and could have been derived from flacouttia ancestral thorny plant F.

Flaocurtia, Login with your user account:. Views Read Edit View history. Seeds may be dispersed by autochory i. Ecology Cultivated as a fruit tree up to m altitude, also on sandy and coastal soils. Slightly acidic fruits are edible and used for making jams. Ovary superior, globose, surrounded by disc, carpelsincompletely loculed, connate, with intruding placentae, ovules often 2 per locule. Close-up of the fruits Photograph by: Inflorescence in shortly pedunculate axillary and terminal raceme fascicles or panicles, bracteate, few flowered.

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The family Salicaceae includes well-known species such as kei apple Dovyalis caffrapaniala F. Rukam Masam Ripening fruit Photograph by: Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Not for the casual reader.

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Related observations Show all. Ovary ovoid, contracted apically; stylesslightly reflexed and enlarged into disciform or cuneate, bilobed stigmas. Description of diseases that the organism is subject to.

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May also be referred to include anatomy. Racemes short, sometimes nearly reduced to fascicles, Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Fruit globose, pink to red, c.

Ripening fruit Photograph by: Now also cultivated in tropical Africa and America. Accessed 15 Jan Describes reproductive physiology and behavior, including mating and life history variables.

The Plant List An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: Remember me Forgot password? The fruits are edible but generally not eaten fresh but made as jams, preserves, and syrups.

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