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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Leaves simple, alternate, lanceolate-ovate to oblong-ovate, about 1.

Flacourtia inermis

A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. Published on the Internet http: Leaves ovate-oblong to ovate-elliptic, cm x cm, toothed margin.

Occurrence Inemris Occurrence Records. Pollination is entomophilous i. Diagnostics Unarmed tree, up to 15 m tall, trunk up to 35 cm diameter. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification.


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Flacourtia inermis ยท

The mature leaves are oblong and elliptic in shape and glossy on the upper side, with a toothed margin. Checklists specific search options Observed during.

Remember me Forgot password? The tree is sometimes cultivated in tropical areas, mainly from India to China, for its edible fruit[,]. Its fruit is rich in an antimicrobial agent- 2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic acid. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Ripe fruit Photograph by: Inflorescence in shortly pedunculate axillary and terminal raceme fascicles or panicles, bracteate, few flowered.

Flacourtia inermis Roxb. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: They are about 8 to 20 centimeters long and 3 to 15 centimeters wide. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Close-up of inefmis fruits Photograph by: Description of diseases that the organism is subject to.

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Related observations Show all. Ovary ovoid, contracted apically; stylesslightly reflexed and enlarged into disciform or cuneate, bilobed stigmas.


Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description 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. Describes the general appearance of the taxon; e.

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Pedicels slender, mm, finely pubescent. Flowering occurs several times a year. It is usually astringent with an acid flavour, though it can be sweet[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants.

May also be referred to include anatomy. Distribution Only known in a cultivated or semi-cultivated state, widespread from India through Malesia to New Britain.

This is a medium-sized spineless tree that may grow up to 15 meters. The flesh is crunchy but sour and acidic in taste.