Melicoccus bijugatus fruit hanging on a tree
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Melicoccus bijugatus

Native to Colombia the green fruit is called mamón and is normally sold on the streets. The skin is easy to crack and the sweet pulp around the large seed is sucked on. Photographed in Barranquilla.

Green Melicoccus bijugatus fruit, seed and pulp
Light yellow Melicoccus bijugatus flowers
Mamon child
Child eating the fruit
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