Anacardium occidentale

Scientific name: Anacardium occidentale L.
Botanical family: ANACARDIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • marañón
  • po'm kajou

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Tree up to 10 m in height.  Leaves petiolate, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic to round-elliptic; tip round; base acute or obtuse; flowers in terminal panicles; petals purplish, linear-lanceolate; fruit (nut) reniform, gray, on large, thick hypocarp, somewhat spongy, red or yellow, juicy.







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