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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The fruits are produced in bunches and resemble cherries. Ripening fruit Photograph by: User specific search options User. Describes methods, circumstances, and timing of dispersal includes both natal dispersal and interbreeding dispersal.

Racemes short, sometimes nearly reduced to fascicles, Ripe fruit Photograph by: May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly for plants. Its fruit is rich in an antimicrobial agent- 2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic acid. Describes the likelihood of the species becoming extinct in the present day or in the near future. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: Publisher Weinheim Flacpurtia ISBN – Flacourtix An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.


They are about 8 to 20 centimeters long inermid 3 to 15 centimeters wide. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Fruit indehiscent berry, ellipsoid-globose, about 2. Shrubs or small trees, about m tall, unarmed, branches with sympodial growth.

Ecology Cultivated as a fruit tree inerims to m altitude, also on sandy and coastal soils. Each fruit measures 1 to 3 centimeter in diameter. Flowering occurs several times a year.

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Flacourtia inermis

The current map showing distribution of flacohrtia is only indicative. Distribution Only known in a cultivated or semi-cultivated state, widespread from India through Malesia to New Britain. Now containing plants.

Fruit globose, pink to red, c. The fruit is round and shiny, turning from light green to a deep red colour upon ripening.

Callmander General Information Rukam masam is an evergreen, short-boled, bushy tree with a compact, rounded crown; it can grow 7.

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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Flacourtia species are susceptible to various insect pests, powdery mildews and moulds. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Can include ecosystem services. Leaves ovate-oblong to ovate-elliptic, attenuate- acuminate, broadly cuneate or rarely rounded at the base, firmly chartaceous, glabrous but always puberulous at the midrib on both surfaces, olivaceous to brown when dry, coarsely to slightly crenate, by 4- cm; midrib little prominent above, distinctly so beneath, nerves -7 pahs, curved-ascending, but not interarching, little prominent above, distinctly so beneath, veins transverse and distinct, reticulations rather dense, well visible but little prominent; petiole stoutish, mm, manifestly pubescent.


Retrieved from ” https: Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

Ahmad Fuad Morad Ripening fruit Photograph by: Seeds ovoid-obovoid, thinly coriaceous, non arillate. Views Read Edit View history. Natural History Natural History Reproduction.

Flacourtia inermis

Checklists specific search options Observed during. Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate-ovate to oblong-ovate, about 1. Ineermis reproductive physiology and behavior, including mating and life history variables. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records.

It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. The flesh is crunchy but sour and acidic in taste. The mature leaves are oblong and elliptic in shape and glossy on the upper side, with a toothed margin. This is a medium-sized spineless tree that may grow up to 15 meters. The tree is sometimes cultivated in tropical areas, mainly from India to China, for its edible fruit[,].

Now also cultivated in tropical Africa and America. Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends.