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Taxon: Spondias purpurea L.

Genus: Spondias
Family: Anacardiaceae subfamily: Spondiadoideae
Nomen number: 35337
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:613. 1762
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • hog-plum   (Source: F Guat ) – English
  • purple mombin   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • red mombin   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Spanish-plum   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • mombin rouge   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • prune d'Espagne   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • rote Mombinpflaume   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • imbu   (Source: Portuguese Dict ) – Portuguese
  • imbuzeiro   (Source: Portuguese Dict ) – Portuguese
  • cirigüela   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ciruela   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • serigüela   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cireula mexicana   (Source: PNAS 102:12801.) – Spanish
  • ciruela española   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ciruelo   (Source: J. D. Mitchell, p.c.) – Spanish
  • ovo   (Source: Econ Bot 52:373.1998) – Spanish
  • jocote   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – Spanish (Mexico)
  • röd mombinspondias   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Mexico [s.]
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Western South America: Ecuador

  • in neotropics




Check other web resources for Spondias purpurea L.:

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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