Rare Fruits of Malaysia on Stamps – Sheetlet – Cermai

Rare Fruits of Malaysia on Stamps – Sheetlet – Cermai

A sheetlet of 10 Stamps (50 Sen) issued by Malaysia on 28 Mar 2006.It shows one of the rare fruits of Malaysia called Cermai.

Cermai (Phyllanthus Acidus)

The small sized tree bears fruits in bunches from the branch or stalks and are non-seasonal. The fruit is small, measuring about 2 cm in width and 1.5 cm in length. When ripe, the fruit is yellow, translucent and shiny. The shape of the fruit is round and slightly flattened. The surface of the fruit has 6-8 lobes while the flesh is usually sour in taste with stony seed. Besides eating fresh, the fruit can be pickled, made into dried candy and used in rojak mixture.