Manilkara kauki (L.) Dubard, Ann. Mus. Colon. Marseille III, 3: 9 1915. (Syn: Achras mammosa Sieber ex A.DC. [Invalid]; Imbricaria malabarica Poir.; Kaukenia kauki (L.) Kuntze; Mimusops bojeri A.DC.; Mimusops browniana (A.DC.) Benth.; Mimusops elengi Bojer [Invalid]; Mimusops hookeri A.DC.; Mimusops kauki Bojer; Mimusops kauki L.; Mimusops kauki var. browniana A.DC.; Mimusops manilkara G.Don);
Indo-China to N. Queensland; Native to: Borneo, Cambodia, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam; Introduced into: Fiji, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
It occurs in tropical Asia from Indo-China (Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) to Malesia (Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea); and also in northern Queensland in Australia.
In Java, the plant is called sawo kacik, and is associated with the royal Javanese ritual. Throughout the world it is known generally by the name caqui, but in Australia it is called wongi.
The leaves are rigid, blunt-tipped, dark-green on the upper leaf face, and pale and silky below. The edible, orange-red fruit is 3-4 cm long.
For reforestation purposes, M. kauki is a useful graft stock for M. zapota, and parts of the plant are used in herbal medicine. The fruit is reported to be very tasty, and is traditionally eaten by Torres Strait Islanders, who travel from island to island to harvest the crop.
(From Wikipedia on 16.7.14)
Goa, May 2014 :: Requesting ID of this tree :: 20JUN14 :: ARK-40 : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).
Requesting to please ID this tree growing at the entrance of a resort in Aguada, Goa in May 2014. Most probably, it may have been a tree growing wild.
No fruits or flowers were seen.
Manilkara species so far in efi
Manilkara – some species in India & eFI with some keys
Manilkara, yes I agree with … but to get the species ID we may need the flower or fruit picture.
Could be Manilkara kauki ?
These photos are most likely to be of Manilkara kauki, which is cultivated in India. (This individual is probably not growing wild, given that it was found at the entrance to a resort rather than in the middle of an undisturbed forest. Nonetheless, it appears to be a very big/old specimen!)
M. kauki is the only species on the subcontinent which has leaves with an indumentum (hair) on the underside (making the leaves appear lighter in color below than above).
ree ID from Bangladesh SM 174 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Location: Dhaka City
The Phuket tree remains still unidentified at most probably Manilkara hexandra is not distributed in Thailand. And also because the description doesn’t not match!!!
Tree ID from Bangladesh SM081 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Location: Dhaka City
No idea what this tree can be.
Thanks … Still no flowers appear, monitoring about 2 years