Flacourtia inermis
Status: Least Concern
Type: Deciduous
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Salicaceae
Names: governers plum or lovi lovi
Appearance: 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 cm (1⁄2 to 1+1⁄4 in) in diameter. The flesh is crunchy but sour and acidic in taste. Its fruit is rich in an antimicrobial agent-2,3-Dihydroxybenzoic acid.

General Information

Flacourtia inermis, known commonly as lovi-lovi, or batoko plum, is a species of flowering plant native to the Philippines and Indonesia, but which has naturalized around the edges of tropical Asia and Africa. Common names in Indonesia include Tome-Tome (Ternate, North Maluku), Lovi-lovi, and lobi-lobi.

Uses

The fruits are edible raw or cooked but usually not eaten fresh, instead being used in jams, preserves, and syrups

Cultivation

The seeds are dispersed by birds.

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