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Spondias mombin, also known as yellow mombin or hog plum is a species of tree and flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to the tropical Americas, including the West Indies. The tree was introduced by the Portuguese in South Asia in the beginning of the 17th century. It has been naturalized in parts of Africa, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, The Bahamas, Indonesia, and other Caribbean islands. It is rarely cultivated except in parts of the Brazilian Northeast.
The mature fruit has a leathery skin and a thin layer of pulp. The seed has an oil content of 31.5%.
hog plum (plural hog plums)
- Any of several types of plants that produce plum-like fruit.
- Spondias spp., especially Spondias mombin
- Colubrina spp. (hogplum)
- Certain species of Prunus, particularly Prunus angustifolia (Chickasaw plum), Prunus rivularis (wild-goose plum), and Prunus umbellata (Allegheny plum)
- Ximenia americana (false sandalwood, yellow plum)
- Metopium toxiferum (poisonwood)
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