Common Name: Talamisan
Talamisan is a small, very thorny, evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to about 5 metres tall539].
The fruit is popular in the Philippines, where it is sometimes cultivated, though it remains rare[
Southeast Asia - Philippines.
Not known in the wild - probably a result of cultivation.
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A fairly productive plant[
The plant produces numerous suckers[
Fruit - raw[
]. The pulp is very juicy, mildly acid, with a tinge of orange yellow, aromatic and pleasantly flavoured. It is sometimes used as a breakfast fruit and also to make drinks[
]. The thin-skinned fruit is about 6cm in diameter. The fruit is a poor keeper[
The dense growth of the plant, combined with the numerous suckers and the formidable spines, would make this plant a good live fence[
There are very few seeds in the fruit, these are of medium size, fairly plump, more or less reticulate, polyembryonic, but of poor germinating qualities[
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