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South India, Kerala
haseebpvt
May 18, 2020 11:52 AM CST
Don't know, people around here says this is ghost tree and the fruit are poisonous. Posting this from South India. Specifically Kerala (Southern state of Inda). I'm sure these are rumours. They don't have any source to prove these claims.

I've been Googling to find it's name. The closest thing that several plant identifying apps can suggest is noni fruit (morinda citrifolia). But noni fruit is larger than this fruit. Can anyone name it? Thanks.

PS: The fruit does not have a pleasant smell

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May 18, 2020 3:11 PM CST
Try Ghost tree. India..you will find Sterculia urens

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Sterculia urens is a species of plant in the family Malvaceae. It is native to India and has been introduced into Burma. A small to medium-sized tree with a pale-coloured trunk, it is commonly known as the भुत्या in Marathi (meaning ghost tree), kulu, Indian tragacanth, gum karaya, katira, sterculia gum or kateera gum."

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May 18, 2020 3:34 PM CST
@haseebpvt

If your tree is a Ghost Tree (Sterculia urens), its not poisonous. But, before you eat or use it for anything, please post some photos so we can make absolutely sure it really is a Ghost Tree.
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