Especie: Muntingia calabura
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos
Also known as aratiles, mansanitas (little apple). A small tree with "little apples" that are juicy and sweet.
Muntingia calabura, the sole species in the genus Muntingia, is a flowering plant native to southern Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and western South America south to Peru and Bolivia. Common names include (English) Jamaican cherry, Panama berry, Singapore cherry, Bajelly tree, Strawberry tree; (Spanish) bolaina, yamanaza, cacaniqua, capulín blanco, nigua, niguito, memizo or memiso; (Indonesia) kersen, talok; (Vietnamese) Trứng cá (thực vật); and (Filipino) alatris, aratilis, manzanitas and sarisa.