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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Flowers unisexual dioecioushypogynous, greenish yellow, pedicels articulate, glabrous or hairy, sepalsimbricate, connate near base, ovate, margin ciliate, apex obtuse, hairy inside, subglabrous outside, petals absent, extrastaminal disc, with distinct glands inserted before sepals.

In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. The fruits are produced in bunches and resemble cherries.

Description Unarmed tree, 3- m; trunk usually crooked, gnarled ineermis furrowed, up to 35 cm; bark brown or grey, rather smooth; young branchlets pubescent to nearly tomentose, brownish, laxly beset with pallid subrotundate lenticels. Flacourtia species are lfacourtia to various insect pests, powdery mildews and moulds. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Pedicels slender, mm, finely pubescent. Flacourtia inermis Scientific classification Kingdom: Slightly acidic fruits are edible and used for making jams.


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Not for the casual reader. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Hafiz Issadeen Creative Commons Attribution 2. It is usually astringent with an acid flavour, though it can be sweet[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants. Sepals 3-ovate, obtuse, nearly glabrous or little pubescent outside, densely pilose inside, c. 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, flacourtis to brown when dry, flacouurtia 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.

Flacourtia inermis – Useful Tropical Plants

The fruit is round and shiny, turning from light green to a deep red colour upon ripening. Technology partner Flacortia Life Sciences. Shrubs or small trees, about m tall, unarmed, branches with sympodial growth.


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Describes reproductive physiology and behavior, including mating and life history variables. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

The International Plant Names Index Ovary ovoid, contracted apically; stylesslightly reflexed and enlarged into disciform or cuneate, bilobed stigmas. Now also cultivated in tropical Africa and America. Observation specific search options Observed during. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

The flesh is crunchy but sour and acidic in taste. They are about 8 to 20 centimeters long and 3 to 15 centimeters wide.

An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: