Flacourtia inermis Roxb.

Last updated: 3 June 2015

Scientific Name

Flacourtia inermis Roxb.


Flacourtia quintuplinervis Turcz. [1]    

Vernacular Name

Malaysia Rukam masam, lovi-lovi [2]
English Governor plum [2]
Indonesia Lobi-lobi, tomi-tomi [2]
Thailand Takhop-thai (Central) [2]

Geographical Distributions

Flacourtia inermis is only known in a cultivated or semi-cultivated state, widespread from India through Malaysia to New Britain. [2]

Botanical Description

F. inermis is come from family Flacourtiaceae. It is an unarmed tree that can reach up to 15 m tall, with the trunk diametre is up to 35 cm. [2]

The leaves are ovate-oblong to ovate-elliptic, with a size of 8-20 cm x 4-12 cm. The fruit is a spherical berry, 2-2.5 cm in diametre and pink to red. [2]


F. inermis is culltivated as a fruit tree up to 1300 m altitude, also on sandy soils. In Java, the tree flowers in January-February and fruit ripens after 4-5 months. [2]

Chemical Constituent

No documentation.

Plant Part Used

No documentation.

Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data

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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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Line drawing


Figure 1: The line drawing of F. inermis. [2]


  1. The Plant List. Ver1.1. Flacourtia inermis Roxb. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated 2013 Mar 23; cited 2015 June 2]. Available from: http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-4813256.
  2. Jansen CM, Jukema J, Oyen LPA, Van Lingen TG. Flacourtia inermis Roxb. In: Verheij EWM, Coronel RE, editors. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 2: Edible fruits and nuts. Wageningen, Netherlands: Pudoc Scientific Publisher, 1991; p. 336.