Cynometra Cauliflora NAM NAM Seeds Maluku nam nam Delicious Very Rare Sri Lanka
Cynometra cauliflora NAM NAM Seeds Maluku Nam Nam Delicious Very Rare
CLASSIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Growth Form
Mode of Nutrition
Peninsular Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka
Preferred Climate Zone
DESCRIPTION AND ETHNOBOTANY
Growth Form - Small tree, growing up to about 3 - 15 m tall.
Trunk - Smooth bark
Foliage - Each leaf has a pair of ovate to ovate-oblong leaflets about 5.5 - 16.5 cm long and 1.6 - 5.6 cm wide, surface glabrous, leaf petiole about 2 - 8 mm long, leaflet petioles very short.
Flowers - Small pinkish-white flowers borne on a cauliflorous inflorescence, 4 - 5 small racemes clustered together on hard knots on the trunk.
Fruits - Fruit is a brownish-green kidney-shaped fleshy pod containing 1 brown flattened seed.
Etymology - Genus Cynometra is from the Greek words "kynos" which means "a dog" and "metra" which means "womb" and they refer to the shape of the fruit pod. Species cauliflora means bearing flowers on the main stem.
Ethnobotanical Uses - Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
Medicinal ( Oil extracted from the seeds is applied to leprosy and skin diseases.)
PLANT CARE AND PROPAGATION
Light Preference - Full Sun
Water Preference - Moderate Water
Mature Foliage Color(s- Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio - 3.0 (Tree - Intermediate Canopy)
Flower Color(s) - White
Flower Grouping - Solitary
FRUIT, SEED, AND SPORE
Mature Fruit Color(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms- Brown
The Namnam fruit contains Vitamins C and A, and Antioxidants.
It is suitable for mental relaxation and digestion purposes.
The leaves are used as herbs for uterine problems, especially for bladder stones.
The leaves can be boiled and the water is taken for tea.
|Number of Seeds||
05 Seeds, 10 Seeds, 15 Seeds, 20 Seeds
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