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Synonyms: Cordia myxa, Cordia dichotoma.
Common names: Gumberry, Gunda, Sebesten, Clammy Cherries.
Common Hindi names: Labeda, Lasora.
Plant: 5m tall. Deciduous tree.
Leaves: 7-15cm x 5-10cm spread. Broad, ovate, alternate.
Flower: Small, short-stalked, bisexual, white.
Fruit: 1cm diameter. Green berry or ovate drupe, seated in a saucer-like enlarged calyx. It turns black on ripening and the pulp gets viscid.
Immature gunda berries are used as a vegetable and to make pickles after removing the stone and sticky white pulp. The sticky pulp is used to make glue.
The ripe fruit is full of vitamins and used to help indigestion. The bark and roots are also very effective against cough, cold and various other ailments connected with indigestion and throat problems.
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today we are neighbours.
Nice close uppicture of the fruit on this tree.
Beautiful the differnt colours of the fruit.
I think I've seen this fruit never before.
- [2008-06-16 6:31]
A very interesting plant, and a good photo of its fruits, very good.