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Imbu

Anacardiaceae Spondias tuberosa Arruda.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Imbu grows wild in Northeastern Brazil and is cultivated sparingly in other relatively dry, tropical areas. The tree is spreading and lowgrowing, with compound leaves up to 6 inches long, each with 5 to 9 leaflets. Fruits are produced near the ends of the branches. They are oval in shape, about 1.5 inches long, with a single seed. The fruit generally resembles plums, but with a tougher, thicker skin. The flesh is soft, almost watery. It is eaten fresh or made into jelly.


Last update February 18, 1999 by ch