Java, India (I), Sumatra, peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New
Guinea, Bismarck Arch. (New Britain), Sri Lanka (I), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Palau
Isl. (Babeldaob), Puerto Rico (I), trop. Africa (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Probably a native of Malaya, cultivated in some parts of Maharashtra, Kerala and elsewhere for the acidic fruits seems to be good for jams and pickles as per BSI Flora of India;
 


Flacourtia inermis, known commonly as lovi-lovi, or batoko plum, is a species of flowering plant

native to the Philippines, but which has naturalized in tropical Asia and Africa.
This is a medium-sized tree that may grow up to 15 meters. The mature leaves are oblong and elliptic in shape and glossy on the upper side, with a toothed margin. They are about 8 to 20 centimeters long and 3 to 15 centimeters wide. The young leaves are bright orange to reddish in color, turning green as they mature.
The fruits are produced in bunches and resemble cherries. The fruit is round and shiny, turning from light green to a deep red colour upon ripening. Each fruit measures 1 to 3 centimeter in diameter. The flesh is crunchy but sour and acidic in taste. The fruits are generally not eaten fresh but made as jams, preserves, and syrups.[1] [2]
(From Wikipedia on 17.2.14) 
 

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Flacourtia inermis seen at a resort in Kandy, Sri Lanka during Nov, 2010.

For validation please.


Nice pictures, …! I agree with your id.


Yes it is Flacourtia inermis, common in up country Sri Lanka, eaten either fresh or pickled. Fam: Flacourtiaceae
Common names: Lovi lovi, Lovi plum, Plum of Martinoque


 
Plant ID : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 MB. 
Please identify this plant.

Seen in Maldives. 
Young tender leaves are Pinkish in color.


yea but it also has fruits hiding inside the dark canopy of the leaves. what about the rest of the tree? its trunk, bark, how tall etc. any fallen fruits if you are not allowed to pluck them, since its in fruits there would not be any flowers.

please respond to all queries with either answers or better yet, with pictures


The tree is behind a compound wall.
Attachments (1)- 4 MB.  

This appears to be a Flacourtia sp. [Salicaceae].  


Flacourtia species so far in efi site with images.  


Thanks, … for the id.
To me also appear close to images at Flacourtia inermis

 

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Maldives- Plant ID SS 200718 1 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1) – 2 Mb.
Please identify this plant.

Seen in Maldives. 
Young tender leaves are Pinkish in color.

yea but it also has fruits hiding inside the dark canopy of the leaves. what about the rest of the tree? its trunk, bark, how tall etc. any fallen fruits if you are not allowed to pluck them, since its in fruits there would not be any flowers.

please respond to all queries with either answers or better yet, with pictures


The tree is behind a compound wall.
Attachments (1)- 4 MB.  


This appears to be a Flacourtia sp. [Salicaceae].

Flacourtia inermis has been reported from Maldives. You may  check further.


Thanks, … for the id.
To me also appear close to images at Flacourtia inermis


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