African Plant Database

Spondias cytherea Sonn.
Information on the genus : Spondias
Status for TA : rejected (naturalised-introduced), is synonym of : Spondias dulcis Parkinson
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Spondias dulcis Parkinson (1773)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect deciduous tree, 9-20 m; bole c. 45 cm Ø; bark shallowly fissured or smooth (2 cultivated varieties recognized); leaves 20-60 cm long, chartaceous, 9-25-foliolate, clustered at tips of branches.
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Ecology : Native throughout S & SE Asia in forests up to 700 m alt. (also planted in forest clearings). Also cultivated in other tropical countries.
  Grown (fast growing) in orchards and gardens in (W) Africa, for its fruit (market-produce); young shoots also eaten as pot herb.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 34
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Record n°6169 modified 2004-12-16
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