|Flacourtia subsp. var.|
Flacourtia is a genus of flowering plants in the in the willow family, Salicaceae. It was previously placed in the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae. The generic name honors Étienne de Flacourt (1607–1660), a governor of Madagascar. It contains 15 species of shrubs and small trees that are native to the African and Asian tropics and subtropics. Several species, especially F. indica, are cultivated as ornamentals and for their fruits.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Flacourtia (Etienne de Flacourt, 1607-1660, General Director of the French East India Company. Governor of Madagascar and author of a history of Madagascar). Flacourtiaceae. One of the species, a shrub with edible fruits, is cultivated in the tropics and has been introduced in southern California and perhaps elsewhere.
Shrubs and small trees, often spine-bearing: lvs. short-stalked, toothed or crenate, simple, alternate: fls. small, dioecious, in small racemes or glomes or panicles (the fertile ones sometimes solitary); sepals 4-5, scale-like, ciliated, overlapping; petals none; stamens many; styles 2 to many; ovary 2-5-celled: fr. a berry, often edible, usually with 1 seed in each cell. —Fifteen to 20 species in Trop. Afr., Asia, and islands. CH
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- Flacourtia indica (Burm.f.) Merr. - Batoko Plum (southern Asia, Madagascar)
- Flacourtia inermis Roxb.
- Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeusch. - Indian Plum (Tropical Asia)
- Flacourtia montana J.Graham
- Flacourtia rukam Zoll. & Moritzi - Rukam (Malaysia)
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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