• Scientific name: Mimusops elengi


  • Place of origin: Tropics of South Asia, South East Asia
  • Description: Trees reach heights of about 15 m with small white extremely fragrant flowers and the brown fruits are edible.


  • Grow best: In bright sunlight and well- drained soil.


  • Use: Wood is used in furniture making while the bark, flowers, fruits and seeds are used in Ayurveda. Flowers are strung into garlands for deities. Trees are used for landscaping.