What does genipa americana mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term genipa americana:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. genipap fruit, jagua, marmalade box, Genipa Americana(noun)

    tree of the West Indies and northern South America bearing succulent edible orange-sized fruit


  1. Genipa americana

    Genipa americana is a species of Genipa, native to northern South America, the Caribbean and southern Mexico, growing in rainforests. It is commonly called Genipapo or Huito; the alternate name Jagua may refer to other species of Genipa as well. To the Inca, it was known as hawa or wituq. In the British islands of the West Indies, it was called the marmalade box. It is a small tree growing to 15 m tall. The leaves are opposite, lanceolate to oblong, 20–35 cm long and 10–19 cm broad, glossy dark green, with an entire margin. The flowers are white, yellow or red, with a five-lobed corolla 5–6 cm diameter. The fruit is a thick-skinned edible berry 5–8 cm diameter. A number of varieties and forms have been described: ⁕Genipa americana var. americana ⁕Genipa americana var. caruto K.Schum. ⁕Genipa americana var. riobranquensis Kuhlm. ⁕Genipa americana f. grandifolia Chodat & Hassl. ⁕Genipa americana f. jorgensenii Steyerm. ⁕Genipa americana f. parvifolia Chodat & Hassl. The leaves are a food source for the caterpillars of the Fadus Sphinx Moth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genipa americana in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genipa americana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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