This tree is found in tropical woodland areas bordering water-courses. It is in fact related to the mango to which it bears a close resemblance except for the fruit. It grows to about 10 metres in height and has alternate, leathery leaves, up to 20 cm long, with distinctive yellowish veins. Sprays of tiny, white, fragrant flowers are followed by small, green fruit toward the end of the wet season around Feb, Mar, Apr, May. The edible fruit are around 1cm in diameter and turn purplish colour when fully ripe.
Eaten raw, the plums are sweet and pulpy, with . . .