|Etymology||Genus||Greek for plum, because of the fruits|
|Species||Sweet or tender; in reference to the fruit|
|Synonyms||Poupartia dulcis (Parkinson) Blume, Evia dulcis (Parkinson) Kosterm.|
|Common Names||Balonglong, Kedondong|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||Tropical Asia|
Spondias dulcis is a small tree (though reportedly up to 18m in the wild) often cultivated by residents as food. Its leaves are imparipinnate, and the blades of the leaflets are slightly serrated. The green fruit is oval and usually with a slight bean-shaped curve. It ripen to yellow-gold after detaching from the tree.
A young tree in Hougang.
Leaf edge close-up, showing the serration.
Balonglong juice at a night market in Singapore, 2019.