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LESSER KNOWN FRUITS: Salacca zalacca (Gaertn.) Voss, LKF-001 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Salacca zalacca (Gaertn.) Voss, Vilm. Blumengärtn. ed. 3, 1: 1152 (1895).
Calamus zalacca Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 267 (1791).
Salacca rumphii Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: t. 223 (1831), nom. illeg.
Salacca edulis Reinw., Syll. Pl. Nov. 2: 3 (1825).
Salacca blumeana Mart., Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 202 (1838).
Calamus salakka Willd. ex Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1: 252 (1840).
Salacca edulis var. amboinensis Becc., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 12(2): 74 (1918).
Salacca zalacca var. amboinensis (Becc.) Mogea, Principes 26: 71 (1982).
Distribution: S. Sumatera to SW. Jawa
Current pic taken in Kunming, Yunnan, China.
Fruit is a delicacy with three big white, sweet aril with seeds like Litchi. This is commonly called as snake fruit or snake skin fruit.  
Trust me if you take it on your palm, even the texture of outer surface gives an erry feeling of snake skin

Wonderful fruit….LKF 001…means many more to come. ..thanks … will be interesting. .

Yes sir. I come across so many interesting fruits that I have never seen or heard before. So I thought I should compile them.
Hope to make some nice collections.



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