Mammea americana

  • T. K. Lim


Mammea americana is a native of West Indies – Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the lesser Antilles. It has been introduced into the tropics of the New and Old World. The tree has naturalized in other islands in pre-historic times by the native people to whom it was an important food item. It is now common in semi-cultivation in Central and northern South America and is grown as a fruit tree in many other moist, tropical areas. It is exotic to Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Surinam, United States of America (Hawaii and Florida), Venezuela, Virgin Islands (US). It is of very restricted occurrence in West Africa (particularly Sierra Leone), Zanzibar, southeast Asia (Java in Indonesia, Sabah in Malaysia, the Philippines), Queensland in Australia and Hawaii.


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  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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