Mammea americana

Scientific name: Mammea americana L.
Botanical family: CALOPHYLLACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • mamey

Botanical description

Tree, up to 20 m high.  Leaves opposite, 8-25 cm x 10 cm, elliptic to obovate, glossy, dark green with pellucid dots, exuding a milky sap when broken; Flowers axillary, solitary or few together, fragrant, with white obovate petals ca. 20 mm long; fruit a globose drupe ca. 15 cm in diameter, skin rough, brown and thick; seeds 1-4 fibrous coated stone embedded in sweet, yellow pulp.








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