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Please ID this tropical fruit!
« on: June 13, 2016, 12:34:15 PM »
I ask of you fruit gurus what in fact is this fruit???

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Re: Please ID this tropical fruit!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 06:11:39 PM »
Is it a garcinia of some sort?

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 10:00:02 AM »
Is it possible this could be an apocynacea species? Making it a poisonous species?

Also thought it kinda looks like tropical almond. Maybe???
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 04:41:20 PM »
Looks like Carissa macrocarpa or natal plum to me. Maybe it's a relative?

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 04:55:25 PM »
Agreed. It does look like Natal plum.  Is it thorny ?

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 06:27:24 PM »
Fruit looks remotely like natal plum but leaves look somewhat like ficus. Large central seed or small embedded seeds? Seeing the inside of the fruit would help others. I have no idea what it is.

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 10:59:28 PM »
I have seen this fruit in the poisonous section at the Mounts botanical garden .I would be careful
before eating. It does not look like a natal plum,carissa grandiflora

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2016, 08:07:08 AM »
Not thorny and it's more like a tree I grow natal Plum it's definitely not that.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2016, 04:45:09 PM »
I ask of you fruit gurus what in fact is this fruit???


Is it what they call Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum?



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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2016, 12:58:56 PM »
No not miracle fruit either. These guys are about the size of an egg. Miracle fruit are like an inch long. Many of my well versed plant buddies in town are pretty confident its in the apocynacea family and poisonous but haven't yet nailed the exact ID yet.
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2016, 01:06:54 PM »
May be Makhota dewa: Phaleria macrocarpa

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2016, 01:14:46 PM »
May be Makhota dewa: Phaleria macrocarpa

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Re: Please ID this tropical fruit!
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2016, 05:20:57 PM »
Foliage looks like a Cerebera, They often have twin fruit with most being blue and a few being reddish or maroon. They are milky sapped and almost devoid of flesh so are inedible. The seeds are meant to float like a coconut,

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 03:50:17 PM »
No not miracle fruit either. These guys are about the size of an egg. Miracle fruit are like an inch long. Many of my well versed plant buddies in town are pretty confident its in the apocynacea family and poisonous but haven't yet nailed the exact ID yet.

What about Blood Horn? http://ez2plant.com/product/__template=iphone/lid=33363985
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2016, 01:05:19 PM »
Yes you nailed it! That's what it is for sure. The flowers, fruit and leaves all match up for blood horn. Thanks!
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