COMMON FRUIT NAMES -- M-R

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January 27, 1995

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Common Name Genus species Family
Mabolo Diospyros discolor Ebenaceae
Mabulo Diospyros discolor Ebenaceae
Macadamia Nut Macadamia integrifolia Proteaceae
Macadamia Nut Macadamia tetraphylla Proteaceae
Madagascar Olive Noronhia emarginata Oleaceae
Madagascar Plum Flacourtia indica Flacourtiaceae
Madagascar Plum Flacourtia ramontchi Flacourtiaceae
Madrono Rheedia madruno Guttiferae
Magnolia Vine Schisandra chinensis Schisandraceae
Maidehair Tree Ginkgo biloba Ginkgoaceae
Makopa Syzygium samarangense Myrtaceae
Makrut Citrus hystrix Rutaceae
Malabar Chestnut Pachira aquatica Bombacaceae
Malabar Melathstome Melastoma malabathricum Melastomaceae
Malay Apple Syzygium malaccense Myrtaceae
Malay Jujube Zizyphus mauritiana Rhamnaceae
Mamey Mammea americana Guttiferae
Mamey Colorado Pouteria sapota Sapotaceae
Mamey Sapote Pouteria sapota Sapotaceae
Mammee Apple Mammea americana Guttiferae
Mamoncillo Melicoccus bijugatus Sapindaceae
Mandarin Orange Citrus reticulata Rutaceae
Mangaba Hancornia speciosa Apocynaceae
Mango Mangifera indica Anacardiaceae
Mangosteen Garcinia mangostana Guttiferae
Manis Averrhoa carambola Oxalidaceae
Manmohpan Terminalia ferdinandiana Combretaceae
Mape Inocarpus edulis Myrtaceae
Maprang Bouea burmanica Anacardiaceae
Maprang Bouea macrophylla Anacardiaceae
Marang Artocarpus odoratissima Moraceae
Marany Nut Semecarpus anacardium Anacardiaceae
Marking Nut Semecarpus anacardium Anacardiaceae
Marmalade Box Genipa americana Rubiaceae
Marmalade Plum Pouteria sapota Sapotaceae
Marsh Nut Semecarpus anacardium Anacardiaceae
Martin Mammea americana Guttiferae
Martinique Plum Flacourtia inermis Flacourtiaceae
Marula Sclerocarya caffra Anacardiaceae
Marumi Kumquat Fortunella japonica Rutaceae
Marvala Plum Sclerocarya caffra Anacardiaceae
Matasano Casimiroa tetrameria Rutaceae
Mate Ilex paraguensis Aquifoliaceae
Matrimony Vine Lycium chinense Solanaceae
Mauritius Raspberry Rubus rosaefolius Rosaceae
May Cherry Amelanchier Rosaceae
Mayan Breadnut Brosimum alicastrum Moraceae
Mayhaw Crataegus opaca Rosaceae
Maypop Passiflora incarnata Passifloraceae
Medlar Mimisops elengi Rosaceae
Medlar Mespilus germanica Rosaceae
Meiwa Kumquat Fortunella margarita X japonica Rutaceae
Mexican Avocado Persea americana drymifolia Lauraceae
Mexican Barberry Berberis haematocarpa Berberidaceae
Mexican Breadfruit Monstera deliciosa Araceae
Mexican Calabash Parmentiera alata Bignoniaceae
Mexican Lime Citrus aurantifolia Rutaceae
Meyer Lemon Citrus limon X reticulata Rutaceae
Michurin Actinidia Actinidia kolomikta Actinidiaceae
Miner's Lettuce Montia perfoliata Portulacaceae
Miracle Fruit Synsepalum dulcificum Sapotaceae
Mississippi Honeyberry Celtis laevigata Ulmaceae
Missouri Currant Ribes aureum Saxifragaceae
Missouri Currant Ribes odoratum Saxifragaceae
Mocambo Theobroma bicolor Sterculiaceae
Monkey Jack Artocarpus lakoocha Moraceae
Monkey Nut Lecythis zabucajo Lecythidaceae
Monkey Pot Lecythis elliptica Lecythidaceae
Monkey Pot Lecythis ollaria Lecythidaceae
Monkey Pot Lecythis pisonis Lecythidaceae
Monkey Puzzle Tree Araucaria araucana Araucariaceae
Monkey Tamarind Inga edulis Leguminosae
Monos Plum Pseudanamomis umbellifera Myrtaceae
Monstera Monstera deliciosa Araceae
Montesa Granadilla Passiflora platyloba Passifloraceae
Moosewood Acer pensylvanicum Aceraceae
Moosewood Dirca palustris Thymelaeaceae
Moosewood Viburnum edule Caprifoliaceae
Mora de Castilla Rubus glaucus Rosaceae
Moreton Bay Chestnut Castanospermum australe Leguminosae
Moringa Moringa olifera Moringaceae
Mountain Apple Syzygium malaccense Myrtaceae
Mountain Papaya Carica pubescens Caricaceae
Mountain soursop Annona montana Annonaceae
Mowha Bassis latifolia Sapotaceae
Mulberry Morus Moraceae
Mundu Garcinia dulcis Guttiferae
Musk Strawberry Fragaria moschata Rosaceae
Myrobalan Terminalia bellirica or chebula Combretaceae
Myrobalan Phyllanthus emblica Euphorbiaceae
Myrobalan Plum Prunus cerasifera Rosaceae
Myrtle Myrtus communis Myrtaceae
Mysore Black Raspberry Rubus niveus Rosaceae
Nagami Kumquat Fortunella margarita Rutaceae
Namnam Cynometra cauliflora Leguminosae
Nance Byrsonima crassifolia Malpighiaceae
Nanking Cherry Prunus tomentosa Rosaceae
Naranjilla Solanum quitoense Solanaceae
Natal Orange Strychnos spinosa Rutaceae
Natal Plum Carissa macrocarpa Apocynaceae
Natal Plum Ximenia caffra var. natalensis Olacaceae
Nauclea Nauclea esculenta Rubiaceae
Nectarine Prunus persica nectarina Rosaceae
Neem Tree Azadirachta indica Meliaceae
Nervosa Pouteria campechiana Sapotaceae
New Zealand Spinach Tetragonia tetragonioides Aizoaceae
Night Blooming Cereus Cereus peruvianus Cactaceae
Night-Blooming Cereus Hylocereus undatus Cactaceae
Nipa Palm Nipa fruticans Palmae
Nipple Fruit Solanum mammosum Solanaceae
Nispero Manilkara zapota Sapotaceae
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Myristicaceae
Ogeechee Lime or Plum Nyssa ogeche Nyssaceae
Okari Nut Terminalia kaernbachii Combretaceae
Okari Nut Terminalia okari Combretaceae
Okra Abelmoschus esculentus Malvaceae
Olallie Berry Rubus Rosaceae
Olosapo Couepia polyandra Chrysobalanaceae
Orange Citrus sinensis Rutaceae
Orangeberry Glycosmis pentaphylla Rutaceae
Oregon Crab Apple Malus fusca Rosaceae
Oregon Grape Mahonia aquafolium Berberidaceae
Oregon Grape Mahonia nervosa Berberidaceae
Organpipe Cactus Lemaireocereus thurberi Cactaceae
Oriental Cashew Semecarpus anacardium Anacardiaceae
Oriental Cherry Prunus serrulata Rosaceae
Oriental Persimmon Diospyros kaki Ebenaceae
Oswego Tea Monarda didyma Labiateae
Otaheite Apple Spondias dulcis Anacardiaceae
Otaheite Chestnut Inocarpus edulis Leguminosae
Otaheite Gooseberry Phyllanthus acidus Euphorbiaceae
Otaheite Orange Citrus X limonia Rutaceae
Otaheite Rangpur Citrus X limonia Rutaceae
Otaite Orange Citrus X limonia Rutaceae
Oval Kumquat Fortunella margarita Rutaceae
Oyster Nut Telfairia pedata Cucurbitaceae
Oyster Plant Tragopogon porrifolius Compositae
Pacay Inga feuillei Leguminosae
Paco Gustavia superba Lecythidaceae
Pacura Rheedia brasiliensis Guttiferae
Palestine Sweet Lime Citrus limettoidies Rutaceae
Palm Fig Ficus pseudapalma Moraceae
Palmyra Palm Borassus flabellifer Palmae
Pama Garcinia livingstonei Guttiferae
Panama Berry Muntingia calabura Elaeocarpaceae
Panama Nut Sterculia apetala Sterculiaceae
Pandang Pandanus odoratissimus Pandanaceae
Pandanus Pandanus odoratissimus Pandanaceae
Paniala Flacourtia cataphracta Flacourtiaceae
Papache Randia echinocarpa Rubiaceae
Papaya Carica papaya Caricaceae
Para Guava Britoa acida Myrtaceae
Paradise Nut Lecythis zabucajo Lecythidaceae
Paraguay Tea Ilex paraguaiensis Aquifoliaceae
Paterno Inga paterno Leguminosae
Paw Paw See note. Asimina triloba Annonaceae
Paw Paw See note. Carica papaya Caricaceae
Peach Prunus persica Rosaceae
Peach Palm Bactris gasipaes Palmae
Peach Tomato Solanum topiro Solanaceae
Peanut Arachis hypogaea Leguminosae
Peanut Butter Fruit Bunchosia argentea Malpighiaceae
Pear Pyrus communis Rosaceae
Pecan Carya illinoinensis Juglandaceae
Pedalai Artocarpus sericicarpus Moraceae
Pejibaye Bactris gasipaes Palmae
Pepino Solanum muricatum Solanaceae
Pepino Dulce Solanum muricatum Solanaceae
Pero do Campo Eugenia klotzschiana Myrtaceae
Persian Lime Citrus latifolia Rutaceae
Persian Mulberry Morus nigra Moraceae
Persian Walnut Juglans regia Juglandaceae
Persimmon Diospyros Ebenaceae
Phalsa Cherry Grewia tenax Tiliaceae
Philippine Tea Ehretia microphylla Boraginaceae
Phillippine Fig Ficus pseudapalma Moraceae
Phillippine Palm Ficus pseudapalma Moraceae
Pickle Fruit Averrhoa bilimbi Oxalidaceae
Pili Nut Canarium ovatum Burseraceae
Pili Nut Canarium vulgare Burseraceae
Pimenta Pimenta dioica Myrtaceae
Pimento Capsicum annuum Solanacease
Pin Cushion Tree Nauclea latifolius Rubiaceae
Pindo Palm Butia capitata Palmae
Pineapple Ananas comosus Bromeliaceae
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana Myrtaceae
Pink Banana Musa velutina Musaceae
Pinguin Bromelia Pinguin Bromeliaceae
Pinyon Pine Pinus edulis Pinaceae
Pistachio Pistacia vera Anacardiaceae
Pitahaya Hylocereus undatus or polyrhizus Cactaceae
Pitanga Eugenia uniflora Myrtaceae
Pitaya Cereus peruvianus Cactaceae
Pitaya Hylocereus undatus Cactaceae
Pitomba Eugenia luschnathiana Myrtaceae
Plantain Musa accuminata balbisiana Musaceae
Plum Prunus domestica Rosaceae
Plum Mango Bouea oppositifolia Anacardiaceae
Poha Physalis peruviana Solanaceae
Pollia Pollia sorzogonensis Commelinaceae
Polynesian Chestnut Indocarpus edulis Leguminosae
Pomegranate Punica granatum Punicaceae
Pond apple Annona glabra Annonaceae
Poshte Annona scleroderma Annonaceae
Potato Tree Solanum macranthum Solanaceae
Prairie Potato Psoralea esculenta Leguminosae
Puerto Rican Guava Psidium microphyllum Myrtaceae
Pulasan Nephelium mutabile Sapindaceae
Pummelo Citrus maxima Rutaceae
Purple Calabash Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum Solanaceae
Purple Granadilla Passiflora edulis Passifloraceae
Purple Ground Cherry Physalis lobata Solanaceae
Purple Mombin Spondias purpurea Anacardiaceae
Purple Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis Passifloraceae
Purpurea Actinidia arguta var. purpurea Actinidiaceae
Quandong Elaeocarpus grandis Elaeocarpaceae
Quandong Santalum acuminatum Santalaceae
Queen Sago Cycas circinalis Cycadaceae
Queensland Nut Macadamia Proteaceae
Quince Cydonia oblonga Rosaceae
Quinine Cinchona species Rubiaceae
Rabbiteye Blueberry Vaccinium ashei Ericaceae
Raisin Tree Hovenia dulcis Rhamnaceae
Rambai Baccaurea dulcis Euphorbiaceae
Rambai Baccaurea motleyana Euphorbiaceae
Rambai Utan Baccaurea griffithii Euphorbiaceae
Rambeh Baccaurea dulcis Euphorbiaceae
Rambutan Nephelium lappaceum Sapindaceae
Ramontchi Flacourtia ramontchi Flacourtiaceae
Rangpur Lime Citrus X limonia Rutaceae
Raspberry Rubus Rosaceae
Raspberry Jam Fruit Randia formosa Rubiaceae
Rata Garcinia dulcis Guttiferae
Rata Garcinia xanthochymus Guttiferae
Red Bay Persea borbonia Lauraceae
Red Currant Ribes rubrum and sativum Saxifragaceae
Red Guava Eugenia nutans Myrtaceae
Red Huckleberry Vaccinium parvifolium Ericaceae
Red Ironwood Reynosia septentrionalis Rhamnaceae
Red Mombin Spondias purpurea Anacardiaceae
Red Mulberry Morus rubra Moraceae
Red Princess Actinidia arguta X melanandra Actinidiaceae
Red Strawberry Guava Psidium cattleianum longpipes Myrtaceae
Rinon Rollinia deliciosa Annonaceae
River Plum Prunus americana Rosaceae
Riverflat Crataegus aestivalis Rosaceae
Robusta Coffee Coffea canephora Rubiaceae
Rose Apple Syzygium jambos Myrtaceae
Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa Malvaceae
Rough Lemon Citrus jambhiri Rutaceae
Rough Shell Macadamia Macadamia tetraphylla Proteaceae
Round Kumquat Fortunella japonica Rutaceae
Roundleaf Serviceberry Amelanchier sanguinea Rosaceae
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia Rosaceae
Rowanberry Sorbus aucuparia Rosaceae
Ruffled Tomato Solanum integrifolium Solanaceae
Rukam Flacourtia rukam Flacourtiaceae
Rum Berry Myrciaria floribunda Myrtaceae
Rum Cherry Prunus serotina Rosaceae
Runealma Plum Flacourtia cataphracta Flacourtiaceae
Russian Mulberry Morus alba Moraceae
Russian Olive Elaeagnus angustifolia Elaeagnaceae

Note: The apparent confusion in the common name "Pawpaw" exists only in Australia and possibly in some other member states of the old British Commonwealth where the Papaya (Carica papaya) is known as Pawpaw. The American Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a native of the United States and and is virtually unknown outside of the US.

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