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St John USVI Flora: Hog Plun

Hog Plum

St. John Flora: Hog Plum
Hog Plum

"The hog plum or mombin (Spondias mombin) is a delicious fruit produced by a tall tree indigenous to tropical America. In fact, the tree is commonly grown throughout the Caribbean region for its sweet, juicy fruits. Like the mango, the fibrous, seed-bearing mesocarp becomes a common drift fruit in Caribbean currents. Dried hog plums commonly wash ashore on beaches of Caribbean islands, the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern United States. The hog plum is also growm in India. In Calcutta (now Kolkata) it is called "amra." A common misconception is that "amra" is raw mango." (waynesworld)

Hog Plum Trunk
Hog Plum