Yellow Mombins

Yellow Mombins

About Yellow Mombins

Spondias mombin or Spondias purpurea var. lutea, is a tree, a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to the tropical Americas, including the West Indies. The tree has been naturalized in parts of Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It is rarely cultivated. Spondias mombin has several common names. Throughout the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and Mexico it is called jobo (derived from the Carib language). Among the English-speaking Caribbean islands it is known as yellow mombin or hog plum, while in Jamaica it is called Spanish plum, gully plum or coolie plum.