Plant ID forum: Tropical (fruit?) tree..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 19, 2015 10:43 PM CST
Growing in the Botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro, unlabeled! Rolling my eyes.
I took one of the fruits, the size of a big hard peach, to my lodgings as I was curious whether it is edible..
The fruit has a strong scent, I found it pleasant, but others not.. Rolling my eyes.
So I tried to eat it, the taste is nice but very dry and fiberish, so I don't think popular as a fruit.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 19, 2015 10:46 PM CST
I want to say Ficus but I can't really tell. I don't know the fruit that well.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
May 19, 2015 11:15 PM CST
Hmmm.... The general shape of the fruit, calyx, and seeds looks like Persimmon (Diospyros.) However, I'm not finding an exact species match so far.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 19, 2015 11:27 PM CST
I knew Ficus couldn't be right but I had to throw it out there. Interesting trunk and bark.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 19, 2015 11:58 PM CST
I googled Diospyros and came up with:
Diospyros discolor, (syn: Diospyros blancoi), I think that's the one! Hurray! Its popular name 'Velvet Apple' is very appropriate!
https://www.google.be/search?q=diospyros+blancoi+description...

Thank you Danita!

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