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/91314344@N00/5780500349/in/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


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