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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. It is native to tropical West Africa in Cameroon, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. In Yorùbá it is known as íṣin.
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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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