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Velvet Apple

Diospyros discolor

Description:

Its edible fruit has a skin covered in a fine, velvety fur which is usually reddish-brown, and soft, creamy, pink flesh, with a taste and aroma comparable to fruit cream cheese (the aroma of the fruit itself, however, is unpleasant, comparable to rotten cheese or cat feces, inspiring names like the French "Caca de Chat" in Réunion). It is native to the Philippines,"

Notes:

Spotted this tree in the Trivandrum Museum Botanical garden.


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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Lat: 8.53, Long: 76.95

Spotted on Sep 7, 2016
Submitted on Sep 7, 2016

Spotted for mission

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