List of Fruits in the Tropics (A-L)

Table F-1a shows a list of fruits that should serve as a reference for fruit crops that are common in the distribution or grown as commercial crops in the tropics.

Emphasis is given to crops with fleshy dessert fruits including cashew which produces a pseudofruit.

Most of these crops are listed in E.D. Merrill’s A Flora of Manila published in 1912 but many of the scientific names have since been modified.

The crops are arranged alphabetically by their common names, generally English names.

This web page is one of two pages and consists of a list of fruits in the tropics with common names that start from A (acerola) to L (lychee).

List of Fruits (Fruit Crops)

Table F-1a. List of fruits (fruit crops) in the tropics.

Common NamesFamilyScientific Name

Acerola
, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry
MalpighiaceaeMalpighia glabra
Ambarella (see Spondias)

Artocarpus
MoraceaeArtocarpus spp.
– ChempedakArtocarpus integer
– Jackfruit, jack, langka, nangkaArtocarpus heterophyllus
– Marang, madang, loloiArtocarpus odoratissimus

Atemoya
 (see Custard apples)
Apple, mansanasRosaceaeMalus domestica
AvocadoLauraceaePersea americana
Banana, sagingMusaceaeMusa spp.
Bilimbi, cucumber tree, kamias, ibaOxalidaceaeAverrhoa bilimbi
Balimbing, carambola, starfruitOxalidaceaeAverrhoa carambola
Canistel, egg-fruit, yellow sapote, tiesaSapotaceaePouteria campechiana
Capulin, Jamaica cherry, datiles, mansanitas, seresaElaeocarpaceaeMuntingia calabura
Cashew, kasoyAnacardiaceaeAnacardium occidentale
Chempedak (see Artocarpus)
Chico (see Sapodilla)
Chinese laurel, salamander tree, bignay, bugnayEuphorbiaceaeAntidesma bunius

Citrus
RutaceaeCitrus spp.
– Calamondin, golden lime, kalamansi, lemonsitoCitrofortunella microcarpa syn. Citrus microcarpa, C. mitis
– Citron, bulid, sidrisCitrus medica
– Lime, sour lime, common lime, dayapCitrus aurantifolia
– GrapefruitCitrus x paradisi
– King mandarin, naranjitaCitrus nobilis
– Mandarin, Mandarin orangeCitrus reticulata
– Pummelo, pommelo, pomelo, shaddock, suha, lukban, buongon, kabugawCitrus maxima
– Sour orange, Seville orangeCitrus aurantium
– Orange, sweet orange, kahelCitrus sinensis

Custard Apples
AnnonaceaeAnnona spp.
– Custardapple, cherimoya, anonasAnnona cherimola
– Soursop, guyabano, guayabano, babana, labanaAnnona muricata
– Sugarapple, sweetsop, atisAnnona squamosa
– AtemoyaA. cherimola x A. squamosa

Date
Palmae/ ArecaceaePhoenix dactylifera
Durian, dulianBombacaceaeDurio zibethinus
FigMoraceaeFicus carica
Grape, ubasVitaceaeVitis vinifera
Granadilla (see Passionfruit grouping)
Grapefruit (see Citrus grouping)
Guava, bayabasMyrtaceaePsidium guajava
Guayamochil, Kamachili, Manila tamarind, sweet ingaLeguminosae/FabaceaePithecellobium dulce
Inyam, bugnayEuphorbiaceaeAntidesma ghaesembilla
Jackfruit (see Artocarpus grouping)
Jambolan (see Syzigium grouping)
Jujube, manzanitasRhamnaceaeZiziphus mauritania
King mandarin (see Citrus grouping)
Lime (see Citrus grouping)
Lanzones, langsat, boboa, buahanMeliaceaeLansium domesticum
LoquatRosaceaeEriobotrya japonica
Lychee, litchi, letsiasSapindaceaeLitchi chinensis

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