African Plant Database

Spondias mombin L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. ed. I. 371
Information on the genus : Spondias
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Spondias lutea L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, deciduous 10-25 m; bole straight, cylindrical, moderately buttressed, c. 50 cm Ø, 1,5 m in girth, sometimes spiny when young; bark thick, corky, deeply fissured; slash pale pink, darkening rapidly.
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Ecology : Forest regrowth in savanna; frequent in dry forest; deciduous forest in high rainfall savanna (S Sudan); semi-deciduous forest; secondary forest; around villages and farmlands, c. 90-250 m alt. (Gabon).
  Engler (Pflanzenwelt Afr. 3/2: 177, 1921) distinguishes 2 forms: - fa. latifolia; - fa. angustifolia, with respect to shape of leaflets.
  Native in tropical America, Caribbean; “dispersed under Spanish influence to the Philippines and thence into Asia proper” (Burkill, l.c.). Planted for its fruit (sharp acid taste), for fencing purposes, graveyards.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:38, 138 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 34 (2006).
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Record n°6170 modified 2007-04-18
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