Pamburus missionis (Wight) Swingle, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 6: 338 338 1916. (Syn: Limonia missionis Wight);
S. India, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
ID reuest- 31032012-PKA1:
Similar looking Ehretia laevis is flowering in Delhi these days on large scale.
Looks like Pamburus missionis. Unable to confirm as the foliage is not clearly seen (arrangement of leaves) . Check the arrangement of leaves and decide whether it is Pamburus missionis or Atlanta manophylla. It is one of these sepcies.
It may be Pamburus missionis as suggested by …
I would like to correct myself. Fruits are not eaten as sweet citrus fruits like oranges, but juice, must be small quantity given the fruit size, is used as flavouring agent.
Atalantia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)
It seems Pamburus missionis (Wight) Swingle, a small tree often found in Chennai area.
Thank you very much …, this is the closest ID possible. I wonder why should someone plant it in his home yard if fruits or flowers seem to be not so popular I think. But, then this looks so close and perhaps there is no alternative.
POWO BSI Flora of India Flora of Peninsular India