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));
Tropics & Subtropics, Queensland: Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Line Is., Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe as per POWO;


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.!
I do have one picture of fruits of Ximenia americana … http://www.flickr.com/photos/photolist-9NNzn8-9BQ7Jn

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


Swamy/New series/ID/72: 3 images.
I am forwarding herewith the photographs received for ID from a friend. A shrub with fruits found near a shrub jungle in Mysore. Please ID the plant.

Please check Ximenia americana L. 🌿 Family. Olacaceae

Could this be a species of Xymenia ?

Seem to be Sour plum, if plant is shrub. Underutilized fruit of tropics need to be promoted.

I agree with …





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