List of Tropical Fruits (M-T)

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 families are provided or referred to see another crop name is indicated.

Those with common names starting from A to L are enumerated on page 1 list of fruits.

List of Tropical Fruits (M-T)

Table FC-2. List of tropical fruits (fruit crops) with common names starting from the letter M to T.

Common NamesFamilyScientific Name

Mabolo
 (see Persimmon grouping)
Mandarin (see Citrus grouping)

Mango
AnacardiaceaeMangifera spp.

– Mango, carabao mango, paho
AnacardiaceaeMangifera indica
– Baluno, binjai, bauno, bayunoMangifera caesia / M. kemanga
– Mangga wani, kuwini, huani, waniMangifera odorata
– Pahutan, paho, pangamangaenMangifera altissima

Mangosteen
, manggustan
Guttiferae / ClusiaceaeGarcinia mangostana
Marang (see Artocarpus grouping)
Mombin (see Spondias grouping)
Naseberry (see Sapodilla grouping)
OliveOleaceaeOlea europaea
Orange (see Citrus grouping)
Papaya, pawpaw, melon tree, kapayasCaricaceaeCarica papaya

Passionfruit/Granadilla
PassifloraceaePassiflora spp.
– Yellow passionfruitPassifloraceaePassiflora edulis
– Purple passionfruitPassiflora flavicarpa
– Giant passionfruit, giant granadillaPassiflora quadrangularis

Persimmon
EbenaceaeDiospyros spp.

– Black persimmon, black zapote
EbenaceaeDiospyros digyna
– Mabolo, velvet apple, kamagongDiospyros blancoi
– Oriental persimmon, Chinese persimmon, Japanese persimmon, kakiDiospyros kaki

Pineapple
, piña, pinya
BromeliaceaeAnanas comosus
Pomegranate, granadaPunicaceaePunica granatum
Pummelo (see Citrus grouping)
RambutanSapindaceaeNephelium lappaceum
Santol, kechapi, sentolMeliaceaeSandoricum koetjape
Sapodilla, naseberry, chicoSapotaceaeManilkara zapota
Sour orange (see Citrus grouping)
Soursop (see Custard apples)

Spondias
AnacardiaceaeSpondias spp.

– Ambarella, otaheite apple, great hog plum, hevi
AnacardiaceaeSpondias cytherea
– Libas, lubas, alubihon, aduasSpondias pinnata
– Mombin, red mombin, Spanish plum hog plum, siniguelas, sirhuelasSpondias purpurea

Starapple
, caimito
SapotaceaeChrysophyllum cainito
Strawberry, dessert strawberryRosaceaeFragaria x ananassa
Sugarapple (see Custard apples)
Sweet orange (see Citrus grouping)

Syzygium
MyrtaceaeSyzigium spp.

– Jambolan, duhat, lomboy
MyrtaceaeSyzigium cumini
– Water apple, bell fruit, tambisSyzigium aqueum
– Wax jambu, Java apple, makopaSyzigium samarangense

Tamarind
, sampalok, sambag
Leguminosae / FabaceaeTamarindus indica

REFERENCES

  1. CORONEL RE, ZUÑO JC. 1979. Fruit Crops in the Philippines: A Systematic List. IPB Bulletin No. 1. UPLB, College, Laguna, Phils.: National Plant Genetic Resources Laboratory. 39 p.
  2. HILL AF. 1972. Economic Botany. TMF ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Ltd. 560 p.
  3. MERRILL ED. 1912. a Flora of Manila. Manila: Bureau of Printing. 491 p.
  4. SIMPSON MG. 2010. Plant Systematics. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Inc. 740 p.
  5. VERHEIJ EWM, CORONEL RE (eds.). 1992. Edible Fruits and Nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 2. Bogor, Indonesia: Prosea Foundation. 447 p.

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