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June 2005. A request for the English name of a fruit that in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, is callled doismango, which means German mango.
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English names include: Otaheite Apple, Jewish Plum, June Plum in Jamaica, Golden Apple in Guyana. In the Paciic they are: Polynesian plum and Golden apple.
Fiji – Wi; Hindi – Amra Tonga – Vi or Hawaii – Wi Samoa – Wi Palau – Titiml
It was said to look like Spondias pinnata, the fruits of which are often eaten green by children. The ripe fruits are used to make a wonderful drink in Palau. However, these fruits look a little large for S pinnata. There are other species of Spondias, such as S dulcis and S mombin, in Palau and elsewhere in the Pacific. The young leaves of S pinnata are used in cooking in Palau, especially in the famous fish soup known as beldakl.
Spondias cytherea Sonn. is a synonym of Spondias dulcis Sol. ex Parkinson, and full details are:
Taxon: Spondias dulcis Sol. ex Parkinson Genus: Spondias Family: Anacardiaceae. Nomen number: 35331 Place of publication: J. voy. South Seas 39. 1773 Name verified on: 28-Oct-1996 by Systematic Botany Laboratory. Last updated: 28-Oct-1996 Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository – Miami (MIA). 1 accessions (by country). Synonym: Spondias cytherea Sonn.
Common names: * golden-apple (Source: World Econ Pl ) * Jew-plum (Source: Websters Dict ) * makopa (Source: Websters Dict as S cytherea) * Otaheite-apple (Source: World Econ Pl ) * Polynesian-plum (Source: Zander ed16 as S cytherea) * wi-tree (Source: Hortus 3 ) * yellow-plum (Source: F LAnt ) * casamangue (Source: Dict Rehm ) [French] * pomme cythère (Source: F LAnt as S cytherea) [French] * prune cythère (Source: F LAnt as S cytherea) [French] * Goldpflaume (Source: Dict Rehm ) [German] * ambarella (Source: CultTropS ) [Spanish] * jobo de la India (Source: Crops US ) [Spanish]