Botanical name: Hydnocarpus pentandrus Family: Achariaceae (Acharia family)
Synonyms: Chilmoria pentandra, Hydnocarpus laurifolia
Jangli Almond is a tree up to 10 m tall. Bark is brownish, fissured; blaze pinkish. Branchlets are round, minutely velvet-hairy. Leaves are simple, alternate, carried on 0.7-2.2 cm long stalks. Leaves are 8-23 x 3.5-10 cm, usually oblong to elliptic-oblong, tip long-pointed, often falling off, base narrow, margin toothed, papery, hairless. Midrib is raised above, secondary nerves 5-7 pairs. Flowers are borne in short cymes or solitary, in leaf axils. Petals are white. Berry is woody, round, 6-10 cm across usually brown tomentose, black when young; seeds numerous. Jangli Almond is endemic to the Western_Ghats- very common in South and Central Sahyadris.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale, Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Jangli Almond is ...