Flacourtia inermis: Batoko Plum, Lobi-lobi 

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Flacourtia inermis, known commonly as lobi-lobi, or batoko plum, is a species of flowering plant native to the Philippines, but which has naturalized in tropical Asia and Africa.

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This tree that may grow up to 15 meters. The fruits are produced in bunches and resemble cherries. The fruit is round and shiny, turning from light green to a deep red colour upon ripening. Each fruit measures 1 to 3 centimeter in diameter. The flesh is crunchy but sour and acidic in taste. The fruits are edible but generally not eaten fresh but made as jams, preserves, and syrups.

Photos: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160306]

Source: Wikipedia

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