Palu, Palai and Rayan
M. hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard syn. Mimusops hxandra Roxb.
Southern Coasrtal plains, INDIA
Seed Collection period
Evergreen, Ornamental, shrub, medicinal
Seed Counts per KG (approx)
Manilkara hexandra A small to medium-sized evergreen tree with a spreading crown and straight massive bole, found in central India and the Deccan Peninsula; it is cultivated throughout the greater part of India for ornament and also for the sweet edible fruit. Bark dark grey, deeply furrowed; leaves elliptic-obvate or oblong, coriaceous; flowers solitary or in fascicles, white or pale yellow; berry ovoid or ellipsoid, c. 1.5 - 2.0 cm. long, reddish yellow; seed 1, rarely 2, ovoid, 1.0 - 1.5 cm. long, reddish brown, shining.