Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels, Bull. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 168: 31 1909. (syn: Aulacia punctata Raeusch.; Clausena punctata (Retz.) Rehder & E.H.Wilson [Illegitimate]; Clausena wampi (Blanco) Oliv.; Cookia punctata Sonn.; Cookia wampi Blanco; Quinaria lansium Lour.; Sonneratia punctata (Sonn.) J.F. Gmel.);
Its leaves are smooth and dark green. White flowers in late March are white, with four or five petals, about 3–4 mm in diameter. The fruit is oval, about 3 cm long and 2 cm in diameter, and contains two to five seeds that occupy ~40-50% of the fruit volume. The tree reaches a maximum height of 20 meters. It grows well in tropical or subtropical conditions, and is susceptible to cold. Wampee trees grow well in a wide range of soil, but will grow best in rich loam.
The wampee is cultivated for its fruit, which looks like a grape. The tree is popular in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Less frequently, it is grown in India, Sri Lanka, and Queensland; occasionally, it is cultivated even in Florida and Hawaii.
(from Wikipedia on 20.5.16)
Clausena lansium ? (Rutaceae) from Uttarakhand: May2016_DSR_3/3 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
This small tree was photographed in my native place in Karanprayag, Chamoli (Uttarakhand). It is a planted species here. Fruits are sour and eaten.
Based on Flora of India vol-4 by BSI it appears as Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels.
Please suggest the correct ID.
I think the id is correct
This is Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels
Thank you … for the validation. My ID was also based on your work in Flora of India which says that star shaped buds are characteristic to this species.