1. Family: Calophyllaceae J.Agardh
    1. Mammea L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific, Southern America, Northern America and China South-Central..

    [FTEA]

    Guttiferae, P. Bamps, N. Robson & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Trees
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate, with numerous translucid dots and streaks in the areoles of the venation
    Flowers
    Flowers polygamous, ♂ or hermaphrodite, the ♂ in axillary fascicles usually at already leafless nodes, the hermaphrodite flowers solitary, axillary
    Calyx
    Calyx entire in bud, dividing into 2(–3) segments during anthesis, ± persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 4(–5–6 or more), imbricate, deciduous
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, free or joined at the base into a continuous ring
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, with 2 ovules per locule, or sometimes 4-locular, with 1 ovule in each locule due to the formation of false septa; placentation basal; style very short; stigma peltate, 2–4-lobed; ovary absent or much reduced in male flowers
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe, usually 1-locular by abortion but sometimes 4-celled, with 1–4 fibrous or woody 1-seeded pyrenes
    Seeds
    Seeds large, with indistinct cotyledons usually surrounded by a mostly colourless edible pulp.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, Christmas I., Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Florida, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nigeria, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Southwest Caribbean, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Ecuador, El Salvador, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

    Mammea L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    DuPuy, B. [MB 775], Madagascar 60958.000

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 512 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 1, 344 (1737).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Smith & Darwin in Journ. Arn. Arb. 55: 237 (1974)
    • Comm. 72 of For. Res. Inst. Indonesia: 1–63 (1961)
    • Kosterm., The genera Mammea L. and Ochrocarpos Thou. (1956)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 228 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 512 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0