Flacourtia cataphracta Roxb. Bixineae (Flacourtiaceae).
The puneala plum is a fruit of India, better in flavor than a
sloe but inferior to a poor plum. It makes an excellent stew.
F. inermis Roxb. LOOY-LOOY.
This species is cultivated in the Moluccas for its pleasant,
edible fruit. It is a little tree bearing a berry of reddish-purple color, the
size of a small cherry and has five angles. The reddish-purple berries
are of a pleasant, acid taste; they are called tomi-tomi in India. The fruit,
called by the Malays koorkup, though rather too acid to be eaten raw, is
esteemed for tarts and pies. In Ceylon, it is called by the natives lowi
lowi; by the English looy-looy. The fruit makes an excellent jelly,
resembling and as good as currant jelly, and is also used for tarts.
F. montana J. Grah.
It is called attuck ka jhar. The fruit, the size of a crab apple,
is eaten by the natives.
F. ramontchi L'Herit. BATOKO PLUM. MADAGASCAR PLUM.
East Indies, Malay and Madagascar.
The fruit is of the size of a plum, of
a sharp but sweetish taste. It is common in the jungles of India. The
fruit, when fully ripe, is of a pleasant acid taste and very refreshing. At
Bombay, the fruit is eaten but is by no means good. The fruit is eaten.
F. sepiaria Roxb.
East Indies and Malay.
In Coromandel, the berries are sold in the
market. The fruit has a pleasant, acid taste and is very refreshing. At
Bombay, its berries are eaten.
Flagellaria indica Linn. Flagellarieae.
Tropical shores from Africa to the Samoan Islands.
In Fiji, the ears of
this plant are eaten.
Flemingia tuberosa Dalzell. Leguminosae.
The tubers are said to be edible.
F. vestita Benth. FLEMINGIA.
This prostrate plant is cultivated in many parts of
northwest India for the sake of its edible, tuberous roots, which are
nearly elliptical and about an inch long.
Flueggea leucopyms Willd. Euphorbiaceae.
The small, round, whitish-colored fruit is a little bitter to
the taste but is eaten in India by the poor.
F. microcarpa Blume.
Old World tropics.
The fruit, a white, globose, dehiscent berry, one-sixth
inch in diameter, is eaten. The berries are eaten by the natives of eastern