Rumdul is a fruit from South East Asia. However, it is most famous in Cambodia. This tre has a very fragrant flower which has now been declared as national flower of Cambodia.
An evergreen tree, 10-12 m high, stem diameter 20-30 cm, bark yellow brown. Leaves single, alternate, flat, 2-4 cm wide and 6-10 cm long.Flowers whiteish yellow, highly scented, fragrance in the afternoons and evenings can be felt upto quite long distances. Fruits round, 10-12 mm wide, borne in bunches, nearly black at maturity.
Rumdul fruits are edible and harvested during the season and and also offered for sale, especially at the tourist centres. During olden days Cambodian people used rumdul flowers for making a fragrant lip wax for women. Some Khmer poets even compared khmer women to the Rumdul flower, and also some Khmer’s author has written some song such as Rumdul Kraties and Rumdul Pursat, etc.Rumdul Cambodia fruit plants in Keralais now available in our farms.