Plant Name Flacourtia indica
Common name: Governor's Plum, Batoka Plum
English: Indian plum, Mauritius plum
Trunk, bark bark is pale grey, reveals pale orange patches
Red or pink when young, ovular in shape, toothed edge, leathery.
Unisexual or occasionally bisexual, male flowers in axillary racemes 0.5-2 cm long, female flowers in short racemes or solitary; pedicles up to 5 mm.
Globular, reddish to reddish-black or purple when ripe, fleshy, up to 10-seeded.
Habit / Habitat
It is commonly found in dry deciduous and thorn forest. It is drought resistant and grows in variety of soil including limestone, clayey and sandy soils1.
It is native to India, South African countries. Although it is exotic in countries like Sri Lanka, Puerto Rico Virgin Islands, some of the Southeast Asian countries.
Used by tribal community in Jawhar Fruits
Method of consumption
Jawhar tribal Fruits are directly consumed with ripe.
Nutritional and medicinal information
The fruit contains;
Vitamin A and C
Propagation and Storage
Season of collection
March to July
How to grow it?
Dispersion of seeds is through birds. Seeds
Method of storage
Edible parts: Fruits are perishable, hence consumed when picked from the tree or within two days.