Mameyito

 
 

Lemon drop is native to Mexico, Central America and Ecuador. It reaches a height of 20 feet, with a trunk 6 inches in diameter. The leaves are up to 5 inches long and have many fine parallel veins. Flowers are about a quarter of an inch wide and appear in groups along the branches. Fruits are about 1 inch in diameter and their pulp is sweet-sour. It flowers mainly during spring and fruits mature mostly during summer. The generic name honors the French botanist Laurent Garcin (1683-1751). The species name means of an intermediate position.


The photographed tree is behind the residence occupied by the Institute for the Development of Online Learning and Teaching (IDEAL), and is the only member of the species in the campus.

Garcinia intermedia (Clusiaceae)