Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Flacourtia jangomas (Lour.) Raeusch.
Xue, B., Thomas, D.C., Chaowasku, T., Johnson, D.M. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2014) Systematic Botany 39(2): 401.
Plum, Indian; Greater Krekup; Indian Plum
Usually grows into a tree but occasionally flowers and fruits as a shrub. Stem often densely clothed in large, branched spines about 20-60 x 4 mm.
Leaf blades about 5.5-11 x 4-5 cm, petioles about 0.4-0.8 cm long. Stipules +/- triangular, about 1 mm long, clothed in hairs.
Fruits subglobose, about 15-25 mm diam. Seeds usually 4-5. Cotyledons orbicular.
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An introduced species widely cultivated in SE Asia, Malesia and tropical Africa, possibly originating in India, now naturalised in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range in NEQ quite small, being found from near sea level to 100 m. Usually found at deserted house sites or in disturbed areas of gallery forest or rain forest.
Food plant for the larval stages of the Australian Rustic Butterfly. Common & Waterhouse (1981).