African Plant Database


Spondias mombin L.
Family : ANACARDIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. ed. I.: 371
Information on the genus : Spondias
 
 
Status
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 Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 34 (2006).
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 6170
 
Record n°6170 modified 2007-04-18
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