Ximenia americana L., Sp. Pl. 1193 1753. (Syn: Heymassoli inermis Aubl.; Heymassoli spinosa Aubl.; Pimecaria odorata Raf.; Ximenia aculeata Crantz; Ximenia americana f. inermis S. Moore ..; Ximenia arborescens Tussac ex Walp.; Ximenia elliptica G. Forst.; Ximenia fluminensis M. Roem.; Ximenia inermis L.; Ximenia laurina Delile; Ximenia loranthifolia Span.; Ximenia montana Macfad.; Ximenia multiflora Jacq.; Ximenia oblonga Lam. ex Hemsl.; Ximenia spinosa Salisb.; Ximenia verrucosa M. Roem.; Ziziphus littorea Teijsm. ex Hassk. (Unresolved));
Ximenia americana: here are few snaps of Ximenia americana, another member of Olacaceae, excuse
me if I have sent already in previous years.
these are from arasanakere scrub jungle, Mysore, Karnataka
woody scandent unarmed shrub found in the : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
May any one help me this woody scandent unarmed shrub found in the forests of Eastrenghats,
Now I didnot notice the flowers.
fruit is about 2-3cm in size. As it is high on a tree we are unable to pluck it.
… a wild wild guess: some species of Sarcostigma, perhaps Sarcostigma kleinii Wight & Arn.
Reference: sighting during excursion with … in Uttara Kannada (Anmod Ghat).
It is Ximenia americana of Olacaceae.
Fruits are edible, taste sour.
Thanks very much … for the correct ID … my guess was purely based on the lookalike fruit.!
Thanks … for fixing the thread and for validating the id as well.
Its local Tamil name (in Tiruvannamalai dt.) is “Samara” சமரா.
Ximenia americana L. SN Mar 40 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Ximenia americana L., Fam Olacaceae,
shrub/ small tree in deciduous forest ahobilam, eastern Ghats Andhra pradesh