Its white pulp is called cola lepidota, while the Monkey kola with red pulp is called cola lateritia and is the least common. Monkey kola fruit is crunchy just like a carrot. The fruits are available from around June to November and are very nutritious. They are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals
Cola is a genus of trees native to the tropical forests of Africa, classified in the family Malvaceae, subfamily Sterculioideae (or treated in the separate family Sterculiaceae). Species in this genus are sometimes referred to as kola tree or kola nut for the caffeine-containing fruit produced by the trees that is often used as a flavoring ingredient in beverages.
The genus is related to the South American genus Theobroma, or cocoa. They are evergreen trees, growing up to 20 m tall (about 60 feet), with glossy ovoid leaves up to 30 cm long and star-shaped fruit Cola lepidota Fruit plants in Kerala is now available in our farm. .