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Spondias mombin
(hog plum)

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Spondias mombin (hog plum)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Spondias mombin
  • Preferred Common Name
  • hog plum
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Bark products
  • Beverage base
  • Fruits
  • Traditional/folklore

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Leaves and fruit of Spondias mombin (A = upper surface; B = lower surface).
TitleLeaves and fruit
CaptionLeaves and fruit of Spondias mombin (A = upper surface; B = lower surface).
Copyright©John Parrotta/USDA Forest Service (IITF)
Leaves and fruit of Spondias mombin (A = upper surface; B = lower surface).
Leaves and fruitLeaves and fruit of Spondias mombin (A = upper surface; B = lower surface).©John Parrotta/USDA Forest Service (IITF)
TitleStem base
Caption
Copyright©John Parrotta/USDA Forest Service (IITF)
Stem base©John Parrotta/USDA Forest Service (IITF)
TitleBark
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Copyright©John Parrotta/USDA Forest Service (IITF)
Bark©John Parrotta/USDA Forest Service (IITF)

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Spondias mombin L.

Preferred Common Name

  • hog plum

Other Scientific Names

  • Spondias aurantiaca Schum & Thonn.
  • Spondias axillaris Roxb.
  • Spondias brasiliensis Mart.
  • Spondias cythera Tussac
  • Spondias dubia A. Rich.
  • Spondias graveolens Macfad.
  • Spondias lutea L.
  • Spondias myrobalanus L.
  • Spondias nigrescens Pittier
  • Spondias radlkoferi J. D.

International Common Names

  • English: Java plum; tropical plum; yellow mombin
  • Spanish: ciruela; hobo
  • French: mombin franc

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: cajá-mirim; cajazeiro; imbuzeiro; taperebá
  • Colombia: jobo
  • Germany: Gelb-Pflaumenbaum; Mombin-Pflaumenbaum, Gelber
  • Suriname: hoo-boo; mopé

EPPO code

  • SPXMO (Spondias mombin)

Trade name

  • yellow plum

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Sapindales
  •                         Family: Anacardiaceae
  •                             Genus: Spondias
  •                                 Species: Spondias mombin

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Fruits

Materials

  • Bark products

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Cases

Furniture

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • For light construction

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Pencils
  • Tool handles