KOUSA DOGWOOD (Cornus kousa) A tree of kousa dogwood Family: Cornaceae Synonyms: Benthamidia kousa Other names: Chinese dogwood, Korean dogwood Kousa dogwood is a native of South China. Though the fruits are edible and eaten by local people too, yet kousa dogwood is planted in gardens as an ornamentals plant.
HIMALAYAN STRAWBERRY TREE (Cornus capitata) A tree of Himalayan strawberry Family Cornaceae Synonyms: Benthamia capitata, Benthsmis fragifera, Benthamia capitata var. khasiana, Cornus capitata subsp. capitata, Cornus capitata var. khasiana, Cynoxylon capitatum, Cynoxylon glabriusculum, Dendrobenthamia capitata, Dendrobenthamia emeiensis English names: Himalayan strawberry tree, Bentham’s Cornel, Evergreen dogwood, Headed-flowered dogwood, Mountain moon, Himalayan flowering dogwood. Other names: Bhamora,
MESS APPLE (Bellucia grossulariodies) A plant of mess apple Family: Melastomatceae Other names: Chig-a-nit. Mess apple is a fruit from tropical Central America found growing wild from Southern Mexico to Amazonian Brazil and Peru upto an elevation of 400 m. Though this which is quite refreshing is eaten by local people,
HANKALTA (Balanites aegyptiaca) A tree of hanklata Family: Balanitaceae Other names: Baddanno, desert date. Kullan. Hankalta is a lesser known fruit from Africa and Middle East. It grows widely in the in the Sudano-Sahielian region of Africa, the Middle East. It is one of very common trees in Senegal. Hanklata fruits
PUPUNHA (Bactris gasipaes) Trees of pupunha Synonymy: Guilielma gasipaes Common names: Peach palm, pejibaye, chonta. Distribution: Amazonian Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Central America Pupunha is also called pejibaye in many areas. It is a multi stemmed palm tree that can reach upto 20 metres. This plant is most probably native to the Amazon.
KATAPHAL (Baccaurea ramiflora) A kataphal tree laden with fruits Family: Euphorbiaceae Synonyms: Baccaurea sapida, Baccaurea wrayi. Other names: Latka, Burmese grape Kataphal occurs wild as well as under cultivation in Nepal, North East India, Burma and Southern China, Thailand, the Andaman Islands and Peninsular Malaysia. It is, however, cultivated only in
KAPUNDUNG (Baccaurea racemosa) A tree of kapundung Family: Euphorbiaceae Synonyms: Baccaurea wallichi Other names: Menteng, Burmese grape Kapundung is a native of South East Asia. This fruit is widely cultivated in Java, Sumatra, Bali and peninsular Malaysia. It thrives in tropical lowland forests at elevations up to 1000 m. Kapundung
SOMPHAI PAH (Baccaurea parvifloa) A fruiting tree of somphai pah Family: Euphorbiaceae Synonyms: Baccaurea scortechinii Other names: Engkuni, konkuni, tambun Somphai pah is a fruit from South East Asia. It mostly grows wild in the forests and village common lands in Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo etc. The tree is a very prolific
RAMBAI (Baccaurea motleyana) A tree of rambai Family: Euphorbiaceae Synonyms: Baccaurea pubescens , Pierardia motleyana Other names: Bua trai, Pekang, Ramei, Ulup lavae Rambai is a fruit from South East Asia. It grows in Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Moluccas. It is also cultivated on small scalke for its fruits. The tree is