Mammea americana Linn. Guttiferae. Mammee Apple. South American Apricot.
American tropics. This fine tree of the Antilles is cultivated for its fruit there, as well as in some parts of tropical Africa and Asia. The fruit often attains the size of a child's head and is of a yellow color. The outer rind and the pulp which immediately surrounds the seeds are very bitter, but the intermediate flesh is sweet and aromatic and is eaten, cut into slices and steeped in wine or made into preserves of various kinds.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.