Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeusch.
Synonym : Stigmarota jangomas Lour.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Local Names : Loika, Lavalolikka, Luikka , Puneala plum
Flowering and fruiting period: November – April
Distribution: Widely cultivated in South East Asia and East Africa
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Fruits edible, Timber yielding, Jam preparation. The leaves and roots are used to treat Diarrhoea due to the high tannin content.
Key Characters: Small trees, 5-10 m high, dioecious; bark pale brown to copper-red. Leaves alternate, oblong-ovate to lanceolate. Flowers in axillary, subcorymbose racemes. Disc faintly lobed, fleshy, white or orange-yellow. Male flowers: stamens numerous, free, glabrous; anthers ellipsoid, versatile, extrorse; pistillode absent. Female flowers: ovary flask-shaped, incompletely 4-6 loculed by false septa; ovules 2 in each locule. Fruit a berry, subglobose, scarlet red or dark purple when ripe.