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thao

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What kind of fruit are these and from what kind of plant? And are they edible?






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Re: What is the name of these fruits and from what kind of plant?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 01:54:03 AM »
Thao,

The paired fruit are indicative of a member of the Apocynaceae, perhaps a Tabernaemontana or Strophanthus species. Do you know where the pictures were taken?

BTW, many species in this family are quite toxic, in case you were planning to sample the fruit.


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Re: What is the name of these fruits and from what kind of plant?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 03:06:21 AM »
It is Anodendron paniculatum Family Apocynaceae
It is from a climber.
It is known as theikelki in Mizoram,an Indian state
https://www.flickr.com/photos/azassk/4319504895/
It is known as twin net in English
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?3509
More information is given here
http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/249078
Some more information is given here
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Andamanese%20Bowstring%20Plant.html
Please read this link
http://www.globinmed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80259:anodendron-paniculatum-a-dc&catid=8&Itemid=113

I am not sure whether it is edible or not
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According to this link
http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Anodendron+paniculatum
there is no edible use of the fruit
Roy
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 03:23:11 AM by Roy-Ind »

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Re: What is the name of these fruits and from what kind of plant?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 05:07:12 PM »
Thanks Roy and mangomike,

My cousin sent these pics to me from SE Asia(Laos). I've never eaten them before, but the locals including my family over there has eaten them before on numerous occasion. They say it have a tangy/sour/tart taste to it and eat it raw dip in a chili/salt mixture.

I don't think they know it's toxic either, I should let them know about it, but I don't think it will change their mind :(

 

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