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Blighia sapida (akee)

Synonyms: Akea solitaria; Akeesia africana; Cupania sapida

Wikipedia Abstract

The ackee, also known as achee, ackee apple or akee (Blighia sapida) is a member of the Sapindaceae (soapberry family), as are the lychee and the longan.
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Attributes

Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-High
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.75
Structure [3]  Tree

Predators

Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[5]
Euphaedra harpalyce[6]
Formicococcus njalensis <Unverified Name>[7]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[7]
Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug)[7]
Milviscutulus mangiferae (mango shield scale)[7]
Nipaecoccus jonmartini[7]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[7]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[7]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[7]
Udinia catori[7]

Distribution

Caribbean;

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Citations

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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
5Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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