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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Flacourtia inermis – Wikipedia

The tree is sometimes cultivated in tropical areas, mainly from India to China, for its edible fruit[,]. Flowering occurs several times a year.

A number of cultivated strains have been developed. These are mostly thornless and could have been derived from an ancestral thorny plant F.

It is usually astringent with an acid flavour, though it can be sweet[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it flacourtua gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Flacourtia inermis Roxb. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

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