Flacourtia jangomas (PROSEA)
Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeuschel
- Family: Flacourtiaceae
- Indian plum (En)
- Indonesia: rukem (Java), situ (Ace)
- Malaysia: kerkup
- Cambodia: krâkhôp khmaèr
- Thailand: takhop-khwai (central), makwen-khwai (northern), khrop (Pattani)
- Vietnam: hông quân, muôn quân, bô quân.
Only known cultivated in tropical Africa and Asia, especially in home gardens around villages.
Fruits are eaten raw but are rather astringent. They serve better to make marmalades. Leaves and roots contain tannin and are used against diarrhoea. The wood is hard and used for small utensils.
Small deciduous tree, up to 14 m tall, spiny when young. Leaves ovate-oblong, 5-11 cm × 2-5 cm. Flowers unisexual. Fruit a subglobose berry, about 2 cm diameter, red to black, with 4-10 seeds. In lowland areas up to 600 m altitude.