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Hi, i'm looking for a plant Limonia acidissima, commonly known as Indian wood-apple. I've heard that there may be some growing in Queensland and was hoping someone here may be able to help me track down one of these plants. If anyone knows where I could get one of these awesome plants, please let me know it would be much appreciated!
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meeka
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27th February 2011 6:20am
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
There is a large tree growing in the grounds of the local hospital here which drops fruit all over the place. I know it as an elephant apple. I can collect some seeds for you - will check to see if it is fruiting today.
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speedy says...
Hi Phil,
I now the tree at the hospital (the one with the sign warning not to sit under the tree :-) )
It's actually Dillenia indica (Dilleniaceae), Wood apple is a common name for it and sometimes is also applied to Limonia acidissima.

The one Meeka is after (l.acidissima) is from Rutaceae family.
It has a hard woody shell and acidic pulp inside with seeds embedded in it.
the fruit is about half the diameter of the Dillenia fruits.
Limonia acidissima has a few outdated synonyms... Feronia limonia, Feronia elephantum, Schinus(??!!) limonia.

Unlike the Dillenia, Limonia fruit is worth trying to use as food :-p

someone in N.Qld may be able to help out...
trikus, rev, fruitist...anyone?

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27th February 2011 4:42pm
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Original Post was last edited: 27th February 2011 4:43pm
shiles says...
hi,

I am quite curious about your interest in limonia acidissima. we are selling the bark of that tree here in tje philippines as a therapeutic cosmetic. do you have any medical study of tje health benefits of this tree?

I would really appreciate your insight about this amazing tree, thanks!
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Meeka says...
Im still interested in this plant and contacting anybody who may have one or knows where one is growing in Australia. Thanks!
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16th January 2012 10:44pm
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Jules says...
Re: Limonia acidissima. There was one growing in Anderson botanic gardens in Townsville but Cyclone Yasi demolished it. None of the cutting stuck either; as it was not the correct time of year for them. Sorry. Could do with another one if someone manages to find a source.
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Shirley P says...
Did anything come of your search for where to buy wood apple trees or seeds here in Australia????
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meeka says...
Hi, no unfortunately didn't manage to track down any plant material. Am still interested if someone has any. Thanks.
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Deepta says...
Does anybody know where I can get wood apple fruit in Australia ( dried is fine)?
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