Flacourtia rukam

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Flacourtia rukam
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F. rukam
Binomial name
Flacourtia rukam
Synonyms

Flacourtia euphlebia

Flacourtia rukam is a species of flowering plant in the willow family, Salicaceae. It is native to China, India, and much of Southeast Asia, where it grows in forests.[1] It is also cultivated for its edible fruit. Common names include rukam, governor's plum, Indian plum, and Indian prune.[2][3]

This species is a tree growing 5 to 15 meters tall. The trunk is lined with thorns up to 10 centimeters long; some cultivated varieties lack thorns. New leaves are red to brown in color. Mature leaves are somewhat oval in shape with toothed edges and up to 16 centimeters long by 7 wide. Racemes of yellow-green male and female flowers occur in the leaf axils. The rounded fruit is about 2 centimeters long and is green, red, or purple in color.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flacourtia rukam. Flora of China.
  2. ^ Lim, T. K. (2013). Flacourtia rukam. Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants Volume 5. Springer. pp 776-79.
  3. ^ Flacourtia rukam. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER).

External links[edit]

  • "Flacourtia rukam". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).