List of Tropical Fruits (M – T)
Ben G. Bareja, December 2011

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This list of tropical fruits is the second of two web pages. This page enumerates tropical fruit crops with common names arranged in alphabetical order from M to T. Other common names of the species, scientific names and botanical family are provided or reference to see another crop name is indicated. Those with common names starting from A to L are enumerated in page 1 list of fruits.

Table F2. Tropical fruit crops with common names starting from letter M to T.


(see Persimmon grouping)
Mandarin (see Citrus grouping)

Anacardiaceae Mangifera spp.

- Mango, carabao mango, paho
Anacardiaceae Mangifera indica
- Baluno, binjai, bauno, bayuno - Mangifera caesia / M. kemanga
- Mangga wani, kuwini, huani, wani - Mangifera odorata
- Pahutan, paho, pangamangaen - Mangifera altissima

, manggustan
Guttiferae / Clusiaceae Garcinia mangostana
Marang (see Artocarpus grouping)
Mombin (see Spondias grouping)
Naseberry (see Sapodilla grouping)
Olive Oleaceae Olea europaea
Orange (see Citrus grouping)
Papaya, pawpaw, melon tree, kapayas Caricaceae Carica papaya

Passifloraceae Passiflora spp.
- Yellow passionfruit Passifloraceae Passiflora edulis
- Purple passionfruit - Passiflora flavicarpa
- Giant passionfruit, giant granadilla - Passiflora quadrangularis

Ebenaceae Diospyros spp.

- Black persimmon, black zapote
Ebenaceae Diospyros digyna
- Mabolo, velvet apple, kamagong - Diospyros blancoi
- Oriental persimmon, Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon, kaki - Diospyros kaki

, piña, pinya
Bromeliaceae Ananas comosus
Pomegranate, granada Punicaceae Punica granatum
Pummelo (see Citrus grouping)
Rambutan Sapindaceae Nephelium lappaceum
Santol, kechapi, sentol Meliaceae Sandoricum koetjape
Sapodilla, naseberry, chico Sapotaceae Manilkara zapota
Sour orange (see Citrus grouping)
Soursop (see Custard apples)

Anacardiaceae Spondias spp.

- Ambarella, otaheite apple, great hog plum, hevi
Anacardiaceae Spondias cytherea
- Libas, lubas, alubihon, aduas - Spondias pinnata
- Mombin, red mombin, Spanish plum hog plum, siniguelas, sirhuelas - Spondias purpurea

, caimito
Sapotaceae Chrysophyllum cainito
Strawberry, dessert strawberry Rosaceae Fragaria x ananassa
Sugarapple (see Custard apples)
Sweet orange (see Citrus grouping)

Myrtaceae Syzigium spp.

- Jambolan, duhat, lomboy
Myrtaceae Syzigium cumini
- Water apple, bell fruit, tambis - Syzigium aqueum
- Wax jambu, Java apple, makopa - Syzigium samarangense

, sampalok, sambag
Leguminosae / Fabaceae Tamarindus indica

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