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Common name

English: Cashew

German: Kaschu

Mandarin: 腰果 (yao guo)

Portuguese: Caju

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Sapindales (68)

        Family: Anacardiaceae (19)(family description)

          Genus: Anacardium (1)

            Epithet: occidentale L. (1)

Synonyms: Acajuba occidentalis (L.) Gaertn., Anacardium microcarpum Ducke, Cassuvium pomiferum Lam., Cassuvium reniforme Blanco, Cassuvium solitarium Stokes

microcarpum => bearing small fruit

occidentale => western

occidentalis => western

pomiferum => bearing apple-like fruits

reniforme => kidney-shaped

solitarium => solitary, lonely, monotypic genus

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red, yellow, beige, white

External links

Check for Anacardium occidentale at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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