Did you know that the common name wood apple of the plant Limonia acidissima is due to its apple shape fruits hard
Wood Apple - Limonia acidissima
Limonia acidissima (syns. Feronia limonia Swingle, F. elephantum
Correa, Schinus limonia L.) is the only species within the monotypic genus
Limonia, in the family Rutaceae. Common names for the species in English include wood-apple and elephant-apple.
A true multipurpose tree, it is both gathered from the wild and also cultivated for its edible fruit, plus its wide range of medicinal and other uses.
Limonia acidissima is a large tree growing to 9 metres (30 ft) tall, with rough, spiny bark.
The slow-growing tree is erect, with a few upward-reaching branches bending outward near the summit where they are subdivided into slender branchlets drooping at the tips. The bark is ridged, fissured and scaly and there are sharp spines :3/4 to 2 in (2-5 cm) long on some of the zigzag twigs.