Mammea is a flowering plant genus with about 70 species in the family Calophyllaceae.[1] Its members are evergreen trees having edible fruits. The flowers are polygamous, with a unitary calyx opening into two or three valvate sepals.[2] There are 4 to 8 petals. Berries are formed, containing 1 to 4 seeds. The leaves are rigid, coriaceous and often have pellucid dots.

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Mammea americana fruit cross-section
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Calophyllaceae
Genus: Mammea

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One species (Mammea americana) is found in tropical America and the West Indies, one species in tropical Africa, 20 in Madagascar and 27 in Indomalaya and the Pacific region.[citation needed]

Selected speciesEdit


Synonyms of this genus are:


  1. ^ Stephens, P.F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008.
  2. ^ Xi-wen Li, Jie Li, and Peter Stevens, "Mammea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 512. 1753", Flora of ChinaCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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