Large tropical tree bearing several inch long black podded fruit with edible seeds and pulp.
Large tropical rainforest tree to 100+ft. Yellow flowers are ornamental and the tree is sometimes grown in cities for this purpose.
Grows well in full sun, also does well in cooler tropical conditions (50-75F).
Seeds and pulp are edible. The pods are a popular vegetable in parts of southeast Asia. Seeds can be crushed, boiled and used to treat stomach and abdominal pain.
Native from northeast India through Indonesia.