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Mooty Fruit Plant (Baccaurea Courtallensis)

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Mooty Fruit (Baccaurea Courtallensis)

Common Names: Mootty Fruit, Mootapalam

Botanical Name: Baccaurea Courtallensis

General Information:

Type: Evergreen tree

Height: 15 - 25 meters tall, usually smaller

Crown: Low, round, dense

Endemic Range: Western Ghats mountains, India

Flowers: Scarlet, dioecious; cauliflorous inflorescence on trunk; male clustered all over, female mostly at the trunk base

Fruit: Globose, crimson, ribbed; translucent white pulp; variable taste from acid to sweet

Uses: Eaten raw, used in drinks, pickled for curries; planted as ornamental and for shade

Medicinal Uses:

Used for treating diarrhea, dysentery, and skin infections.

Bark: Used as a tonic for mucous membrane disorders and wound healing.

Root: Used in controlling diabetes.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4 to 5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Summary: Mooty Fruit, or Baccaurea Courtallensis, is an evergreen tree native to the Western Ghats mountains in India. With scarlet, dioecious flowers and distinctive fruit, it serves various purposes. Apart from being consumed raw or pickled, it has medicinal uses in traditional practices. The bark acts as a tonic, and the root is employed in managing diabetes. In cultivation, it is also valued for its ornamental appeal and shade-providing qualities.