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Ciruela de Madagascar

Governor's plum

Flacourtiaceae Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Tropical shrub or small tree, sometimes sparsely armed with sharp, stout thorns. Fruits are subglobose and may be slightly over 1 inch in diameter. The fruits are purplish red or blackish, and are surmounted by the remains of the pistils. The reddish juicy pulp encloses 8 to 10 small seeds. The fruits may be eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch