Indian Plum

Indian Plum/Coffee plum

Scientific name: Flacourtia jangomes

Local name: Paniala, lukluki






Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom        : Plantae
          : Magnoliophyta
Class               : Magnoliopsida

Order              : Malpighiales

Family             : Salicaceae

Genus             : Flacourtia

Species            : F. jangomes

Botanical Description of Indian Plum

Habit: is a lowland and mountain rain forest tree in the Salicaceae


Root: Tap root system, root system is relatively shallow.

Stem: Small tree, evergreen, glabrous, multi-stemmed shrub.

Leaf: Opposite, elliptic, stipulate, evergreen.

Inflorescence: Axillary, clusters

Flower: Actinomorphic, hermaphrodite

Calyx: Sepal 5

Corolla: Petal 5, gamopetalous

Androecium: Stamen 5 exerted

Gynoecium: Ovary inferior, bilocular

Fruit: Berry oblong


Seed: Endospermic

Economic Importance

  • Fruit is used as edible purpose

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