Native to: Christmas I., Malaya, Maluku, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is.; Introduced into: Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Colombia, Cook Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Mauritius, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Zaïre as per POWO
American Samoa (Manua Isl., Ta‘u), Cook Isl. (Rarotonga), Nauru, Niue, Palau
Isl. (Babeldaob, Koror, Pohnpei), Society Isl. (Tahiti, Raiatea), Tonga
(Tongatapu, ‘Eua), Western Samoa (Savaii, Upolu), Austral Isl. (Tubuai), New
Caledonia (I), Marquesas Isl. (Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa), Rotuma Isl., peninsular
Malaysia (I) (Kedah (I), Kelantan (I), Terengganu (I), Perak (I), Pahang (I),
Selangor (I)), Sri Lanka (I), Malesia (widespread (I)), Java, Christmas Isl.
(Austr.), Peru (I), Jamaica (I), Guianas (I), Venezuela (I), Isla Margarita (I),
Puerto Rico (I), Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I), Cayman Isl. (I), Cuba (I),
Puerto Rico (I), Virgin Isl. (I) (St. Croix (I), St. John (I), St. Thomas (I)),
Lesser Antilles (I) (Guadeloupe (I)), Trinidad & Tobago (I), USA (I)
(Florida (I)), Ecuador (I), Nicaragua (I), Brazil (I), Honduras (I), Colombia
(I), Taiwan (I), Seychelles (I), Cameroon (I), Central African Republic (I),
Congo (Brazzaville) (I), Sao Tome (I), Principe Isl. (I), Mozambique (I),
Madagascar (I), Benin (I), Fiji (I), Burma (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
From the “Bengal Plants”: 
i) leaflets 4-6 jugate, quite entire ——– S. mangifera  (Syn. of S. pinnata)

(ii) leaflets 6-8 jugate, crenate-serrate ——- S. dulcis

1. Leaflets 7-11; Leafless when flowering

1. Leaflets 13-15; Not leafless when in flower

S. pinnata

S. cyatherea (Syn. of Spondias dulcis)

June Plum, Ambarella, Golden Apple, Otaheite-apple, Caja-manga;

This fast-growing tree can reach up to 60 ft (18 m) in its native homeland of Melanesia through Polynesia; however, it usually averages 30 to 40 ft (9–12 m) in other areas. Spondias dulcis has deciduous, pinnate leaves, 8 to 24 in (20–60 cm) in length, composed of 9 to 25 glossy, elliptic or obovate-oblong leaflets 2.5 to 4.0 in (6.25–10 cm) long, finely toothed toward the apex.[3] The tree produces small, inconspicuous white flowers in terminal panicles, assorted male, female. Its oval fruits, 2.5 to 3.5 in (6.25–9 cm) long, are long-stalked and are produced in bunches of 12 or more. Over several weeks, the fruit fall to the ground while still green and hard, turning golden-yellow as they ripen. According to Morton (1987), “some fruits in the South Sea Islands weigh over 1 lb (0.45 kg) each”. (Ref. Wikipedia– 12.3.13);



Hog Plum : 8 images. 5 posts by 4 authors.
Spondias pinnata is flowering and fruiting in Chennai right now. (19.5.10)
The bark appears different on the trunk and on the branches.

Nice set of pics.. just like an e-herbarium
it is Spondias cyathereaAnacardiaceae

I think … is correct

Not … they are two distinct species.

the following key will answer your query

1. Leaflets 7-11; Leafless when flowering

1. Leaflets 13-15; Not leafless when in flower

S. pinnata

S. cyatherea

Spondias cyatherea Sonner.Voy. Ind. 3: 442, 1782 & in Atlas 2:222, t.123, 1790; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 1: 293, 1996; Singh et al,Fl. Mah. St. 1: 589, 2000. Synonyms: S. dulcis Forst., Pl. Escul. 23, 1786; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 42, 1879. Common name: Vilayti Ambada.

Spondias pinnata (L. f.) Kurz., Pegu Rep. App. A. 44, 1875; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 1:293, 1998; Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 1: 587, 2000 Synonyms: Mangifera pinnata L.f., Suppl. 156, 1781. S. mangifera Willd., Sp. Pl. 2:759, 1799; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 42, 1879; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay1: 300, 1958 (Repr.).S. amara Lamk., Encyclop. 4: 261, 1797. S. paniculata Roxb. ex Wt. & Arn., Prodr. 173, 1834. Common name: Ambadi.

I hope this would be of help




230513 ASP 26 :  Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Can you pl ID this medicinal plant, a small shrub/climber that grows in dry area in Northern Sri Lanka. Photo was taken in Dec 2012

Looks like some Meliaceae member. The photograph is not clear. Better you post the close ups of the flowers foliage for a possible ID

To all…This looks like Spondias dulci; the image that of a cultivated dwarf.




July2015sk05/05 — Spondias cytherea Sonn. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (8) 

S. dulcis Parkinson of TPL or Plantillustrations ?
S. dulcis Foster & Forster f. of Plantillustrations?
It seems to be Spondias dulcis Willd. of ‘BP’ and ‘FI’; possibly Spondias cytherea Sonn. of BSI.
Locally known as BILATI-AAMRAA.
Spondias dulcis Forst. = বিলাতি আমড়া of ‘Hortus…./Voigt’.
A cultivated medium to large tree.



Fwd: Spondias dulcis Parkinson : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)- 1 mb each. 
Spondias dulcis Parkinson (ANACARDIACEAE)

Syn. Spondias cytherea Dunn

Photo from Edible Fruit Plants Conservatory, JNTBGRI, Palode

Looks different. Doubtful ID. post better pictures of the foliage/ closeup of the leaves.  Fruits of S.dulcis are sold in the vegetable market during season here (amate kai). But these look different from what you have posted.     

Id is correct as per keys and details at Spondias