Name of this berry grown in Madras, India

hpa1964(Houston)April 1, 2006

Hi, can anyone help me identify this Berry (desc below) and also would you happen to know if this will grow in Houston?

Best Regards,

Here is the description of the berry:

It is white in color (looks like Popcorn), and is inside a POD that has greenish/redish color to it. The pod probably has like 8~10 white berries inside it, and the White berry itself has a black seed within it.

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TonyfromOz(z10 NSW Aust)

Could be Manila tamarind, Pithecellobium dulcis. If so, I doubt it would grow in any climate where winter temperature gets down to freezing point (i.e. 0 deg C or 32 deg F)

    Bookmark   April 4, 2006 at 7:58AM
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Eggo(z10soCal LBC)

It sounds like your not describing a berry but some sort of bean. Do you have more info? How does it tastes like? Leaf shape? Tree shape? Flowers?
Another guess, can it be some kind of Inga species, the ice cream bean?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 1:29AM
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Could it be guamuchil or kamachile?

Here is a link that might be useful: Guamuchil

    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 12:41PM
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hlily(z5 IL)

What was it called in Tamil?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 4:04PM
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