VU (Vulnerable) as per Wikipedia;

Ternstroemia wallichiana 
(Griff.) Ridl., Fl. Malay Penins. 1: 198 1922. (syn: Erythrochiton wallichianum Griff.; Mokofua penangiana (Choisy) Kuntze; Taonabo wallichiana (Griff.) Szyszyl.; Ternstroemia macrocarpa Scheff.; Ternstroemia penangiana Choisy);
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Bangladesh to Malaya, Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores) as per POWO;
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Java, peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Penang Isl., Kelantan, Perak, Pahang, Selangor, Melaka, Johor), Singapore, Thailand, Andamans (Middle Andamans, South Andamans), Nicobars (Central Nicobars), Myanmar [Burma] (Ayeyarwady, Bago, Rakhine, Taninthayi), Bangladesh, Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
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Fruit for ID, Andaman NAW-FEB21-06
If possible, kindly identify this fruit from Andaman – the local name is “Rehath” – could it be Cordia subcordata?


Is it eaten ? Where the images were taken in Andamans ?

Looks different.

Can it be Manilkara or Diospyros


Diospyros only.


Ill add more pictures of other details when i can, hopefully next month.


This is found even around Port Blair.


This is Ternstroemia wallichiana

Ternstroemiaceae
Local  Name: Jungli Sapota
Look at the accrescent clayx. Manilkara does not have acrescent calyx like this. Though some species of Diospyros are having accrescent calyx, it is different.


 

 


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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens)  IBIS Flora Wikipedia  ecoregister

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