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Spondias dulcis (ambarella; Jewish plum)

Synonyms: Chrysomelon pomiferum; Cytheraea dulcis; Evia acida; Poupartia dulcis; Spondias acida; Spondias cytherea; Spondias fragrans; Spondias lutea; Spondias therebintoides

Wikipedia Abstract

Spondias dulcis (syn. Spondias cytherea), known commonly as ambarella, is an equatorial or tropical tree, with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit.
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Height [1]  60 feet (18.3 m)
Width [1]  45 feet (13.7 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  None
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium
Shade Percentage [1]  85 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate to Low
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.295
Structure [4]  Tree


Anastrepha antunesi[5]
Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha obliqua (west indian fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[5]
Aonidiella orientalis (Oriental Scale)[6]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[7]
Caloptilia iselaea[8]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[6]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[6]
Paracoccus interceptus[6]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[6]
Protambulyx strigilis[8]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[6]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[6]
Saissetia miranda (mexican black scale)[6]





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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Chave J, Coomes D, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Swenson NG, Zanne AE (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366. Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from: Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Dryad Digital Repository.
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Artibeus jamaicensis, Jorge Ortega and Iván Castro-Arellano, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 662, pp. 1–9 (2001)
8HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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