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Taxon: Mammea americana L.

 
Genus: Mammea
Family: Calophyllaceae
Nomen number: 23319
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:512. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 03-Nov-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 28 (8 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (used for making liqueur fide Pl Book) fruit
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: house pest control

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, U.S., Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British) [Tortola]


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  2. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  4. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  5. Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 2:400.
  6. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  7. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1962. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. 6:251-252.
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage
  9. Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. French common names
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Mammea+americana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  12. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  13. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. Note: cultivated
  15. Kostermans, A. J. G. H. 1961. A monograph of the Asiatic and Pacific species of Mammea L. (Guttiferae). Commun. Forest Res. Inst., Bogor 72:3-9.
  16. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  18. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  19. Liogier, H. A. 1981-. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-.
  20. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  21. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  22. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  23. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  24. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  25. Proctor, G. R. 1984. Flora of the Cayman Islands. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XI.
  26. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname.
  27. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  28. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  29. Smith, A. C. & S. P. Darwin. 1974. Studies of Pacific Island plants: 28. The Guttiferae of the Fijian Region. J. Arnold Arbor. 55:262.
  30. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  31. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  32. Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
  33. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: cultivated
  34. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  35. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Mammea americana L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23319. Accessed 13 October 2019.