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Flacourtia inermis batoko plums balakko Salicaceae
 

batoko plums, Flacourtia inermis, lubi-lubi, balako

 
batoko plums, Flacourtia inermis, lubi-lubi, balako

Lobbies (Flacourtia inermis) is a fruit tree which originated tropical Asian region including Malaysia.  This annual plant in English is called batoko plums, and also planted in the New World tropics.  This tree is planted as shade and its fruit is taken. People call it lubi-lubi Minangkabau and Batak people call balakko.

Plant a tree shape with a height of 3 m to 10 m.  Single leaf, sitting turns, and short-stemmed. Strands of oval shaped leaves, 80-20 cm long, 3-15 cm wide.

Fruit buni, round, seeds many, 1-3 cm diameter. Fruit skin soft, smooth surface. Yellowish-green young fruit, when fully ripe dark red fruit leather to purple-black. Fruit taste sour to very sour, sometimes sweet or Sepat.
Meat fruits contain very little water.
Fruit eaten after made in salad, jam, candied, or cooked with sugar to be drunk as a syrup.

 

batoko plums, Flacourtia inermis, lubi-lubi, balako batoko plums, Flacourtia inermis, lubi-lubi, balako batoko plums, Flacourtia inermis, lubi-lubi, balako

 

  

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