Diospyros decandra

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Diospyros decandra
Quả thị.jpg
Gold apple
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species:
D. decandra
Binomial name
Diospyros decandra

Diospyros decandra, is a tropical tree in the ebony family. Its flowers are white.

It is a popular tree in Vietnam where it is grown in urban areas and close to temples.[1] It is called "cây thị" in Vietnamese and it has appeared in Vietnamese folklore, such as The Story of Tam and Cam. It is also the provincial tree of Chanthaburi Province, Thailand; its Thai name is ลูกจัน "luuk-jan". It is a small plant (about 5–6 m tall). Its leaves are 6–8 cm long and 3–4 cm wide with a pointed tip.

Fruits[edit]

Its fruits are yellow-colored and are known as "Gold Apple" or "trái thị". They're about 3–6 cm in diameter and have a strong fragrant smell. The fruits are edible and are known to taste good if prepared correctly. They are believed to have medicinal value.[2]

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