Dracontomelon

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Dracontomelon
Fruits of Dracontomelon duperreanum.JPG
Fruits of Dracontomelon duperreanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Dracontomelon

Dracontomelon (Vietnamese:Chi Sấu) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Anacardiaceae.

The most commonly eaten species is Dracontomelon duperreanum, which produces an edible fruit that is eaten in Cambodia, Vietnam and China. In Vietnamese, the plant is called cây sấu and is a common urban tree in Hanoi; the fruit is called quả sấu. The fruit is used in Vietnamese cuisine both as a souring agent and a candied treat similar to the Japanese umeboshi. The treat is popular among youths. In Chinese, the fruit is called 仁面.

Species[edit]

Bark of young Dracontomelon duperreanum
Dracontomelon duperreanum