Saturday, June 9, 2012

Native fruit bearing trees of the Philippines

This is a list of  fruit-bearing native trees found in the Philippines with their
scientific name, English name and Filipino name.

Syzygium samarangens, English name: Wax apple, Filipino name: Makopa
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Syzygium cuminiEnglish name: Jambul, Filipino name: Duhat

Citrus aurantifoliaEnglish name:  Key lime, Filipino name: Dayap

xCitrofortunella mitis, English name: Calamondin, Filipino name: kalamansi Possible natural origin: China and Philippines

Citrus sinensis, English name: Orange, Filipino name: Orange or Dalandan(Depends on the variety)

Citrus maxima, English name: Pomelo, Filipino name: Lukban

Lansium domesticum, Filipino name: Lanzones Possible natural origin: Western Southeast asia
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Nephelium lappaceum, Filipino name: Rambutan

Averrhoa carambola, English name: Carambola or Starfruit Filipino name: Balimbing

Litchi chinensis, English name and Filipino name: Lychee  Possible natural origin: China, taiwan and Southeast asia, Philippines(unverified)

Durio species, English name and Filipino name: Durian Possible natural origin: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, Davao, Philippines(Currently debated)

Dimocarpus longan, English name: Longan  Possible natural origin: South and Southeast asia, Philippines

Diospyros blancoi, English name: Velvet apple, Filipino name: kamagong 

Musa sapientum, English name: Banana. Filipino name: Saging  Possible natural origin: South and Southeast Asia

Cocus nucifera, English name: Coconut, Filipino name: Buko  Possible natural origin: Currently debated

Artocarpus odaratissimus, English name: Joey Oak, Filipino name: Marang Possible natural origin:Borneo and Palawan, Philippines

Artocarpus integer, Common name: Chempedak Possible natural origin: Southesat asia, Philippines(unverified)

Artocarpus altilis, English name: Bread fruit, Filipino name: Balimbing*

Castanopsis philippinensis

In contrast, this is a list of Introduced or naturalized fruit-bearing trees of the Philippines with their possible native country.

Sandoricum koetjape, English name: Sour apple, Filipino name: Santol Possible natural origin: Indochina

Averrhoa bilimbi, English name:Bilimbi, Filipino name: Kamias Possible natural origin: Moluccas, Indonesia

Pouteria campechiana, English name: Canistel, Filipino name: Chesa Possible natural origin:Mexico and Central America

Tamarindus indica, English name: Tamarind, Filipino name: Sampalok Possible natural origin: Sudan and Tropical Africa

Mangifera indica, English name: Mango, Filipino name: Manga Possible natural origin: India

Psidium species, English name: Guava, Filipino name: Bayabas Possible natural origin: Mexico and Central and South America

Annona squamosa, English name: Sugar apple, Filipino name: Atis Possible natural origin: Mexico and Central America

Annona muricata, English name: Soursop, Filipino name: Guyabano Possible natural origin: Mexico and Central America

Annona cherimoya, English name: cherimoya Possible natural origin: Andes(South America)

Carica papaya, Englih name and Filipino name: Papaya Possible natural origin: Tropical America

Chrysophyllum cainito, English name:star apple, Filipino name: Caimito Possible natural origin: Central America and West indies

Muntingia Calabura, English name: Jamaican cherry, Filipino name: Aratiles Possible natural origin: Mexico, Central and South America

Punica granatum, English name: Pomegranate, Filipino name: Granada  Possible natural origin:Iran and Iraq

Manilkara zapota, English name: Sapodilla, Filipino name: Chico Possible natural origin: Mexico, South America and Carribean

Pithecellobium dulce, English name: Madras thorn, Filipino name: Camachile Possible natural origin: Mexico, Central and South America

Passiflora edulis, English name: Passion fruit  Possible natural origin:Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina

Hylocereus species, English name: Dragon fruit Possible natural origin: Mexico, Central and South America


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