Saturday, January 7, 2012
Vernacular Name: Pasak Lingga
Botanical Name: Aphanamixis polystachya
Specimens From: India
Specimens Weight: 12 gms [0.4 oz] (average wgt per fruit)
If you had seen or eaten a langsat fruit before, Pithraj tree fruit looks similar in size, shape and colour and even smells like one too. Almost round with a slight pointed tip and with a cream skin.
The seed is red and rather big and there may be one or more seeds in a single fruit. The flesh is off white. This fruit is usually eaten by monkeys or other animals. The oil of the seed is toxic and used for insect repellent.
Fruit: Pithraj Tree; Aphanamixis polystachya; Meliaceae.
Other fruit in the same family: Duku, Langsat
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