Spondias pinnata

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Name and publication()

Spondias pinnata (J. König ex L.f.) Kutz, Prelim. Rep. forest Pegu appendix 44. t. B, 42 (1875).

Description()

Fruits of Spondias pinnata are very common in imported potpourri and sold as “amra pods.” The exocarp has been removed before bleaching and/or dyeing, leaving a fine reticulation on the woody endocarp; this might be described as a pecan with a hairnet, 3-5 cm long x 2-2.5 cm wide.

Nativity and distribution()

Spondias pinnata is native to China, India, and southeast Asia.

Family()

Anacardiaceae

Synonymy()

Mangifera pinnata J. König ex L.f.

Spondias mangifera Willd.