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KAK JAM Fruit Plants (Lepisanthes Rubiginosa)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Katbadam, Deshi badam, Bengal almond, Indian almond, Tropical almond

Botanical Name: Lepisanthes Rubiginosa

General Information: Kak Jam Fruit is an evergreen shrub covered in white to yellow-white clusters of flowers.

The fruit ripens from red to purple and eventually black. The flavor of the fruit is somewhat acidic and bitter. The fruit is like a globose berry, crowned by a cup-shaped limb, and the size of a pea. It turns black or purple when ripe.

The plant can grow from a large shrub to a small tree and bears ovoid fruit in large clusters.

Traditional Uses:

Leaf decoction is advised for the treatment of anemia. Leaf juice is taken to treat dysentery.

The plant is harvested from the wild and used as a local source of food, medicines, and wood.

A decoction of the leaves, roots, and sometimes the fruits and seeds is used to treat fevers. The boiled root is used as a treatment for coughing.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate


Planting and Care

Needs full sun and moderate watering. It prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate nutrient-deficient soil and short periods of waterlogging.

Special Feature

Leaf decoction is advised to take for the treatment of anaemia.
Leaf juice is taken to treat dysentery.


The plant is used medicinally. A decoction of the leaves and roots, and also sometimes the fruits and seeds, is used as a treatment against fevers. The boiled root is used as a treatment against coughing.
The timber is used as a fuel and sometimes to make rice pounders and tool handles.