plum mango and gandaria are names applied to the fruits of two trees of the genus Bouea, native to the region of Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. These fruits are like miniature mangoes. The better known of the two, B. macrophylla, is cultivated for its oval or round fruits, 4–6 cm (1.5–2.5") long, some of which have sweet, edible pulp. They are pickled and used in curry-type dishes, and can also be made into chutneys or jams.
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