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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Flacourtia inermis

Flowering occurs several times a year. Not for the casual reader.

Ovary superior, globose, surrounded by disc, carpelsincompletely loculed, connate, with intruding placentae, ovules often 2 per locule. Fruit globose, pink to red, c. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records.

Shrubs or small trees, about m tall, unarmed, branches with sympodial growth. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Disease-causing organisms can also be listed under associations. Describes methods, circumstances, and timing of dispersal includes both natal dispersal and interbreeding dispersal. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Distribution Only known in a cultivated or semi-cultivated state, widespread from India through Malesia to New Britain.

Flacourtia species dioecious, i. Ecology Cultivated as a fruit tree up to m altitude, also on sandy and coastal soils. Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends. Seeds may be dispersed by autochory i. Now also cultivated in tropical Africa and America.

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If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The fruits are produced in bunches and resemble cherries. The family Salicaceae includes well-known species such as kei apple Dovyalis caffrapaniala F.

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Flacourtia inermis – Useful Tropical Plants

Flacourtia inermisknown commonly as lovi-lovior batoko plumis a species of flowering plant native to the Philippines, but which has naturalized in tropical Asia and Africa. Its fruit is rich in an antimicrobial agent- 2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic acid. Slightly acidic fruits are edible and used for making jams. Published on the Internet; http: Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Related observations Show all. Racemes short, sometimes nearly reduced to fascicles, Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e. May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly for plants.

Accessed 15 Jan The tree is sometimes cultivated in tropical areas, mainly from India to China, for its edible fruit[,]. Ahmad Fuad Morad Flowers Photograph by: Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

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Description of diseases that the organism is subject to. However, this is the preferred element if an object includes all of these things and details about conservation listings. Published on the Internet http: Observation specific search options Observed during.

Publisher Florida Flair books, Florida. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Flacourtia inermis Scientific classification Kingdom: May also be referred to include anatomy. Uses The fruits are eaten raw but are often acid or astringent; they are excellent for making jams, syrup and preserves. Ahmad Fuad Morad Ripening fruit Photograph by: Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Leaves ovate-oblong to ovate-elliptic, cm x cm, toothed margin. It is usually astringent with an acid flavour, though it can be sweet[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants.