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mangaba

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Wanted help in identifying
« on: May 17, 2014, 04:31:55 PM »
Whilst  visiting Panjim, the capital city of Goa, in India I came across vendors selling this fruit by name of matoma:
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  The fruit has a  cream coloured sweetish pulp.  Any help in identifying the botanical name would be appreciated.
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Re: Wanted help in identifying
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 04:57:18 PM »
Very funny! They look like potatos... LOL  ;D

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Re: Wanted help in identifying
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 05:37:42 PM »
Succeeded in finding the botanical name of  Matomam or Matomba.   It is Parinarium excelsum  It is found in West Africa in the Ondo, Benin, Owerri and Calabar provinces of Nigeria, in the evergreen forest zone, where in certain localities it is very prevalent. Also known as Gray plum tree.                                 
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