Flacourtia inermis, a low, fruit-bearing tree related to the ramontchi and the rukam. It is cultivated in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka both for its fruit and for its decorative foliage.
The fruits are round, the size of small cherries, and dark red when ripe. Most are sour and astringent, and are normally reserved for purposes such as making jellies, preserves, and syrups.
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