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mombin

(mōm`bēn), any tree of the tropical genus Spondias of the family Anacardiaceae (sumacsumac
or sumach
, common name for some members of the Anacardiaceae, a family of trees and shrubs native chiefly to the tropics but ranging into north temperate regions and characterized by resinous, often acrid, sap.
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 family). The plum-shaped fruits, 1 to 2.5 in. (2.54–6.38 cm) long, are much eaten in the tropics. They are spicy and slightly acid in taste and are eaten fresh, boiled, dried, or in preserves. Best known are the red mombin, or Spanish plum (S. purpurea), marketed chiefly in Mexico and Guatemala, the yellow mombin (S. mombin, called also hog plum or jobo), and the otaheite apple or ambarella (S. cytherea), found in both the Old and New World tropics. The local common names vary widely. Mombin is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Anacardiaceae.
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Total # Family/Species Part eaten individuals Anacardiaceae Anacardium excelsum S 10 Spondias mombin FP,B 66 Spondias purpurea FP 2 Mangifera indica ** FP 10 Bignoniaceae Tabebuia rosea F 2 Bombacaceae Ceiba aesculifolia FS,B,L 9 Ceiba pentandra S,B 4 Bombacopsis quinata FS,B 7 Ochroma pyramidale F 12 Caesalpiniaceae Schizolobium parahybum S,L,B 9 Delonix regia * F,S,L 206 Cassia grandis FS,B 8 Combretaceae Terminalia catappa * FS,L 498 Lythraceae Lagerstroemia speciosa * S 31 Meliaceae Cedrela odorata S 2 Swietenia macrophylla S 2 Fabaceae Pseudosamanea guachapele F,L,B 23 Lysiloma divaricatum S 7 Enterolobium cyclocarpum B,Li 4 Inga vera ES,L 18 Inga sp.
Families/species/ Fruits Mass Puparia municipalities C/I: (n) (g) (n) Anacardiaceae Spondias mombin L.
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mombin collected in 2005 (release year) and 2007 (2 years post-release).
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