A rather spindly tree, it may reach a height of 4 meters and is commonly found in open Lowland Forest. At the end of the slim branches are bunches of oval shaped leaves, which are yellowish-green in colour. During the months of Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb, clusters of fruit are produced.The small tear shaped fruit are initially green, but mature to a yellowish colour, and fall to the ground, littering the floor under the tree.
Like many of the Terminalia species, the Gobin fruit is extremely high in Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). The skin and flesh . . .