One of four native Colombian species of the genus Melicoccus with a habitat below 5,000 feet. The green fruit is called mamón in Colombia and is normally sold on roadsides and is seasonal (April and May in the North of Colombia). The skin is easy to crack with fingers and the tasty, sweet orange pulp around the large seed is sucked on. This small fruit has medicinal and nutritional benefits. Photographed in the department of Atlantico.