Wood apple is one of the common names of an edible fruit from several trees, mainly belonging to genus Limonia acidissima L. (synonyms: Feronia limonia syns. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Spiny deciduous tree to 20m tall. Foliage: Leaves alternate, compound, imparipinnate, with dark green leaflets, rachis. Wood apple is an erect, slow-growing tree with a few upward-reaching branches bending outward near the summit where they are subdivided.

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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park:: Dear friends, The small tree with winged-rachis leaves could be Limonia acidissima oimonia please validate. Not sure whether the other wire-branched plant is some climber, or a parasite like Viscumor just another plant growing in crunched space.

Please help with their IDs; hopefully the photos help. Could the other “wire plant” be Ephedra foliata? Details of some important contributors.

Limonia acidissima – Useful Tropical Plants

Stars of the month. Books on Indian Flora. Indian Flora facebook group. Names of Plants in India site. Role of eFI in Sc. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Anisifolium limonia Kuntze ; Crateva acodissima K. Koenig ; Crateva vallanga K. Swingle ; Schinus limonia L. This one is commonly known as ” Wood Apple, Kovit “. It is real tasty Fruits and vegetables week- MS – 1: The wood apple hanging from trees. It can be eaten raw wih jaggery acisissima made into juice, which is coolant during summer.

Belada hannu in Kannada.

Limonia acidissima

Fruit is edible and have medicinal value yes it is called kavath in Marathi and a deleicious chatani is made from ackdissima pulp esp on Mahashivratari day It is also known as Kaith. I experienced its sharp thorns during my childhood. But also tried to fell few fruits- some ripe and some of them fully ripe.

And in the bargain got scolding. Scientifically this plant is Feronia limonia.


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Wood apple is an erect, slow-growing tree with a few upward-reaching branches bending outward near the summit where they are subdivided into slender branchlets drooping at the tips. The deciduous, limnia leaves, 3 to 5 in long, dark-green, leathery, often minutely toothed, blunt or notched at the apex, are dotted with oil glands and slightly lemon-scented when crushed.

The tree is mostly known for its hard woody fruit, size of a tennis ball, round to oval in shape. The pulp is brown, mealy, odorous, resinous, astringent, acid or sweetish, with numerous small, white seeds scattered through it. Swingle; Feronia elephantum Correa; Schinus limonia L.

Limonia acidissima L. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Feronia limonia Limonia limonua from Hooghly: Attaching images of Feronia limonia L. Limonia acidissima is a moderate sized tree. I am not sure whether it is native because some sources say it to originate from Java and planted for its fruits.

Limonia acidissima at Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar: Small favor to ask: It is very informative to mention the differences between sing. Those of us who do have grammatical genders in their language greatly appreciate these details.

Some languages do not have plurals acidiwsima it is also good to mention that there could be 2 forms of the same name depending on the number. I humbly suggest to master Dinesh that it would be useful to add this info to names in such listings, something like pimonia.

Thanks for asking this question, I ended up spending a lot of time looking thru tons of books, and learnt that what one learns in good schools and precise parents while one was a wee child remains in some unknown recesses in the brain and come up when needed Based on the educated advice of It includes all limnia information received so far.

Job well done, thanks to all involved.

Could we have a suggestion for the best limonoa to cite this in outside publications? Please Usha di call me Mic or Michel or make up a cute Liimonia equivalent.


This is the correct answer. Do you approve Ushi di? Do you approve Usha di?: I had a similar brainstorm about these concepts with a Catalan colleague last year. For any given plant there can be also leaf, flower, root especially in medicinal plantsderived extracts, products liminia. I am thinking here of oil, essential oil, wax etc. In a presentation such as mine or As far as databases are concerned it would probably mean extra fields. So for practical reasons I cannot really adopt this presentation.

I find it hard enough keeping tracks of all the masc. These listings are always a compromise unfortunately. We can only do the best we can. I will always warmly welcome your comments regarding gender, number, flower, leaf, tree, fruit etc. As far as referencing I meant likonia how to acknowledge efloraofindia.

Is there a standard citation or do we adapt to the subject matter? Sharing pictures of Limonia acidissima at a private society at Pune.

Common name wood-apple, elephant-apple, monkey fruit, and curd fruit. It is very difficult to get the close up of the flowers of this tree, so nicely. Is it flowering now? I have seen the flowering in spring esp. Thank you very much Wood-Apple We have this tree in our state as well as I have seen few trees in Delhi But I have never seen this in flowering stage, only finding wood apple. Somehow the colour of anthers is yellowish white here which is mostly maroon to brown.

Images of Limonia acidissima Rutaceae: Looks different from images at. For more details, pl. Major contributors Stars of the month Efloraofindia’s journey General.