Broad-Leaved Coffee-Plum
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Broad-Leaved Coffee-Plum
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Broad-Leaved Coffee-Plum • Marathi: तांबट Tanbat
Botanical name: Flacourtia latifolia    Family: Salicaceae (Willow family)

Broad-Leaved Coffee-Plum is a small deciduous tree, growing up to 3-5 m tall. Stem has long straight sharp spines at the base. Alternately arranged leaves are 7-12 cm long, leathery, broadly elliptic, pointed, toothed. Leaf-stalks are red in color. Flowers arise from old branches in racemes 5 cm long. Flowers have 4-5 round sepals and many long stamens. Stigmas are 3-4, but styles are absent. Fruit is 1 cm, round, purple.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Chandoli Forest, Maharashtra.
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