Vangueria madagascariensis J.F.Gmel.Syst. Nat. 367 1791. (Syn:  Canthium edule (Vahl) Baill.Canthium maleolens Chiov.Dondisia foetida Hassk.;
Dondisia foetida Hasskl.Vangueria acutiloba Robyns;
Vangueria commersonii Jacq.Vangueria cymosa C.F.Gaertn.;
Vangueria edulis Lam. [Illegitimate]; Vangueria edulis Vahl;
Vangueria floribunda RobynsVangueria robynsii Tennant;
Vangueria venosa Hochst. ex A.Rich. [Invalid]; Vavanga chinensis RohrVavanga edulis Vahl);
Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre; Introduced into: Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, India, Leeward Is., Marquesas, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Seychelles, Trinidad-Tobago as per POWO;

Vangueria madagascariensis, commonly known by the names Spanish-tamarind,[2] or tamarind-of-the-Indies,[2] is a species offlowering plant in the Rubiaceae family native to the African continent having edible fruit.[2] It is the type species of the genusVangueria and was described in 1791 by Johann Friedrich Gmelin.[3]

Vangueria madagascariensis has large, orange fruits that are edible and often consumed locally.
(From Wikipedia on 14.7.14)

Rubiaceae (possibly) for ID : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
Found in Bangalore
June 2014

Randia sp?

Can you send the photographs of a fresh fruit, if you can.

Sorry sir, there were around 25-30 trees growing in the area that I passed through and all had flowers and dried fruits such as the ones I posted.

I can maybe get fresh fruits in a couple of weeks.

Until then, any possible id?

Vangueria edulis, its an African plant
Vangueria madagascariensis J.F.Gmel SN AUG 39 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).

Vangueria madagascariensis J.F.Gmel (= Vangueria edulis Vahl), Spanish-tamarindRubiaceae shrub/ small tree cultivated in Biocentre, Hulimavu,  Bangalorean introduced species.

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