The edible fruit species melicoccus bijugatus is a minor member of the sapindaceae family, otherwise known as the soapberry family. Analyses made in cuba, central america and colombia. The edible fruit species melicoccus bijugatus is a minor member of the. Mamoncillo genip growing in the florida home landscape 2 26% total soluble solids. Home gardens with breadfruit artocarpus altilis, mango mangifera indica, citrus citrus spp.
Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, kenep. Ginep is a tropical fruit usually found in south africa and in the caribbean. Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, quenepa, canepa, mamon, limoncillo or mamoncillo, is a fruitbearing tree in the soapberry family sapindaceae, native or naturalised over a wide area of the tropics including south and central america, mexico, puerto rico, the dominican republic, haiti and other parts of the caribbean. Plants profile for melicoccus bijugatus spanish lime. The melicoccus genus has two species, both known for their edible fruits. Its leaves can be damaged if the temperature hits the freezing point, with serious damage occurring below 4c. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license.
Melicoccus bijugatus, spanish lime, is a member of the soapberry family and distantly related to lychee. Melicoccus bijugatus jacquin sapindaceae, commonly known in puerto rico as quenepa. The tree has also been cultivated, probably since before the europeans got to s. It has been said that the pulp fibers coat the lining of the stomach, adversely affecting the health, but this has been denied by the government chemist of the department of science and agriculture in jamaica who declares that fatalities in children are the result of choking on the seed. Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, quenepa, quenepe, chenet, canepa, mamon, limoncillo, skinip. Learn how to pronounce melicoccus bijugatus and more about the melicoccus bijugatus word at. Melicoccus bijugatus in the germplasm resources information network grin, u. Very popular south american fruit, close related to litchi. Melicoccus bijugatus is guaya cubana plants forum at permies. Melicoccus bijugatus mamoncillo, spanish lime, guayo pfaf. Melicoccus bijugatus or commonly known as mamoncillo is an evergreen and slowgrowing fruit tree native to northern south america.
Delicious either eaten fresh or as jam, jelly, juice and liqueur. It is not related to the citrus family nor to true limes. Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, quenepa, quenepe, chenet, canepa, mamon, limoncillo, skinip or mamoncillo, is a fruitbearing tree in the soapberry family sapindaceae, native or naturalized across the new world tropics including south and central america, tobago, haiti, puerto rico, dominican. Melicoccus bijugatus french polynesia marquesas islands nuku hiva nukahiva island introduced cultivated florence, j. Aqueous acetone, methanol or ethanol tissue extracts of different cultivars or collections of m. Melicoccus bijugatus is an evergreen tree growing to 18 m 59ft by 18 m 59ft at a slow rate. Synonyms for melicoccus bijugatus in free thesaurus. General information about melicoccus bijugatus mlcbi northern south america. Cultivated for its edible fruits throughout south america, central america. Naturalized exotic tree species in experiment station puerto rico.
Melicoccus bijugatus mlcbioverview eppo global database. The potential health effects of melicoccus bijugatus jacq. Naturalized exotic tree species in puerto rico john k. Pdf trees, treelets, shrubs, lianas or herbaceous climbers. One of the reasons that the species is popular as an urban ornamental is that it will grow reasonably well in partially compacted fill dirt. Spanish lime, genip, mamoncillo, quenepa, limoncillo. Melicoccus bijugatus, melicocca bijuga, spanish lime, genip. Department of agriculture agricultural research service. It has alternate, compound leaves comprised of four elliptic leaflets.
Microsatellite markers in spanish lime melicoccus bijugatus jacq. Page designed through the cooperative efforts of interagency itis teams. Melicoccus bijugatus synonyms, melicoccus bijugatus antonyms. Mar 26, 20 ginep is a tropical fruit usually found in south africa and in the caribbean. The website also provides access to a database and images of herbarium specimens found at the university of south florida and other herbaria. Media in category melicoccus bijugatus the following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total. Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, kenep, quenepa, quenepe, quenette, chenet, talpa jocote, mamon, limoncillo, skinip, kinnip, huaya, or mamoncillo, is a fruitbearing tree in the soapberry family sapindaceae, native or naturalized across the new world tropics including south and central america, and parts of the caribbean. Quenepa grows naturally from near sea level to an eleva tion of about 1,000 m in colombia. Liogier introduction the mountains of puerto rico rose above the sea in the late eocene or early oligocene approximately 40 million years ago, and since that time a tree flora of 542 native species has accumulated little and others 1974. Fruitist, im judy i was wondering about the mamoncillo seedlings you said you have, would you concider selling me one. Pdf anthelmintic activity of annona reticulata leaves researchgate. Lychee growing in the home landscape, university of florida pdf pages.
Spanish lime melicoccus bijugatus important information. Distinguishing features for the three species of gymnandrosoma reported for puerto rico, g. Pdf phenolics, sugars, antimicrobial and freeradical. Melicoccus bijugatus, new host plant, citrus fruit borer, gymnandrosoma. Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, quenepa, mamoncillo, or honeyberry,or guaya cubana in spanish. Edible fruits of the native south american tree melicoccus bijugatus jacq. Melicoccus bijugatus mamoncillo, spanish lime, guayo pfaf plant. Pollination in general, two trees, one functionally male and the other functionally female, are needed to insure good.
A downloadable pdf document of a book in prepublication awaiting illustration. It grows up to 25 m in height and up to 60 cm in trunk diameter. The atlas of florida plants provides a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state and taxonomic information. Some therapeutic effects of these fruits may be due to phenolics and sugars. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. America, and the fruit is often found for sale in local markets. Phenolics, sugars, antimicrobial and freeradicalscavenging. May 15, 2009 edible fruits of the native south american tree melicoccus bijugatus jacq. Tell me that you wont be snickering as you repeat that phrase all day. Soitfsm48 march 1992 stone, provided the soils are well drained 15. Honigbeere in german jamaica bullace plum in language. Common to the tropics, apparently these fruit come from a branch of the soapberry tree, which sounds, if possible, even less appetizing than melicoccus. Mamoncillo genip growing in the florida home landscape1 edis.
Hosted by the usgs core science analytics and synthesis. Does the species have a history of repeated introductions outside its natural range. Oct 20, 2015 melicoccus bijugatus, commonly called spanish lime, genip, guinep, genipe, ginepa, quenepa, quenepe, chenet, canepa, mamon, limoncillo, skinip or mamoncillo, is a fruitbearing tree in the. The species is also commonly planted along roadsides as an ornamental tree. The edible fruit is popular within the plants native range, where it is often gathered from the wild. Relatively cold hardy, to upper 20s for short period.782 1157 869 336 1336 159 250 1153 227 1471 95 686 1199 894 443 309 231 950 397 619 1399 550 648 817 747 964 1037 988 1202 75 942 1234 785 323 1189 231 1147 116 1046