Tree for Id 050908JM

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J.M. Garg

Sep 5, 2008, 11:15:48 AM9/5/08
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On 17/8/08 in Talakona forest, AP near Tirupati.
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in Talakona forest, AP I IMG_8333.jpg
in Talakona forest, AP I IMG_8334.jpg
in Talakona forest, AP I IMG_8335.jpg
in Talakona forest, AP I IMG_8336.jpg

Chitra Shanker

Sep 5, 2008, 12:36:34 PM9/5/08

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From: Chitra Shanker <>
Date: Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [indiantreepix:4583] Tree for Id 050908JM
To: "J.M. Garg" <>

Looks like the wood apple Fernonia elephantum

J.M. Garg

Sep 5, 2008, 9:59:16 PM9/5/08
to Chitra Shanker,
Thanks, Chitra ji for Id.
On further checking, it's mentioned as Limonia acidissima syn. Limonia elephantum or Fernonia limonia in Pradip Krishen ji's book. Here are a few links for pictures & local names:,

Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link:

Limonia acidissima (syn. Feronia elephantum, Feronia limonia, Hesperethusa crenulata,[1] Schinus limonia) is the only species within the monotypic genus Limonia, native to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and southeast Asia east to Java. Vernacular names include wood-apple, elephant-apple, monkey fruit, and curd fruit in English and a variety of names in the languages of its native area.

It is a small tree growing to 9 m tall, with rough, spiny bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 5-7 leaflets, each leaflet 25-35 mm long and 10-20 mm broad, with a citrus-scent when crushed. The fruit is a berry 5-9 cm diameter, and may be sweet or sour. It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and contains sticky brown pulp and small white seeds.

A number of other species formerly included in the genus are now treated in the related genera Atalantia, Citropsis, Citrus, Glycosmis, Luvunga, Murraya, Microcitrus, Micromelum, Naringi, Pamburus, Pleiospermium, Severinia, Skimmia, Swinglea, and Triphasia [1].

J.M. Garg

Sep 6, 2008, 3:59:04 AM9/6/08
to Chitra Shanker,
The leaves have a pleasant citrus smell and young leaves are dried and sued in making body wash powder.

nabha meghani

Sep 7, 2008, 11:43:27 AM9/7/08
to J.M. Garg,
Hallo Garg ji,
The fruit reminds me of Kavath (marathi name) I don't however remember how the tree the leaves look like.

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