Tabernaemontana rotensis

Tabernaemontana rotensis

Family: Apocynaceae

Form: slender tree 8-10 m tall; milky sap

Stem: light grey with prominent lenticels

Leaves: thin, light green, opposite, shortly petiolate elliptic-oblong, 15-30 cm long, 5-10 cm wide

Flower: elongate slender open. Terminal buds 9branching from tree; as long as leaves)

Fruit: twinned or single. conspicuously beaked, nearly 3 cm long and 1 cm thinkn

Seed: embedded in bright red pulp; about 4 mm long

Habitat: limestone plateau, usually areas with soil


NEW PHOTO

 Mature fruit, naturally split open, exposing red flesh surrounding the seeds.

Mature fruit, naturally split open, exposing red flesh surrounding the seeds.