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Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX1983.
In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this plant as an erect shrub, native of China and of the country around Silhet. It flowers during the rains, and its seed ripens during the cool season. Roxburgh also notes: 'In Silhet it grows to be a tree, the fruit is the size of a gooseberry, and very generally eaten.'
Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.2, p.591.