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Louvi

Flacourtia inermis

a.k.a. Rukam, Batoko Plum, Lori-Lori

Red-purple, grape-sized fruit with juicy flesh.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Louvi. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.

Description

Small or medium sized tree that is very invasive in some tropical areas.

Hardiness

Unknown, but presumably not freeze hardy.

Growing Environment

Cultural information is unknown though it flourishes in tropical climates.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

The fruits are eaten fresh or cooked.

Native Range

Native to the Philippines, but has naturalized in tropical Asia and Africa.

Related Species

Salicaceae  
Azara petiolaris
Holly Azara
Dovyalis abyssinica
Dovyalis abyssinica
Dovyalis caffra
Kei Apple
Dovyalis hebecarpa
Ketembilla
Dovyalis zeyheri
Wild Apricot
Flacourtia indica
Governor's Plum
Flacourtia inermis
Louvi
Flacourtia jangomans
Indian Plum
Flacourtia rukam
Rukam