Sorting Synsepalum names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

There are 35 to 40 species of  Synsepalum in the world.  Very few have a  local name even when only considering a handful of common languages.

Synsepalum afzelii (Engl.) T.D. Penn.

SYNONYM(S) :  Afrosersalisia afzelii (Engl.) A. Chev., Pachystela micrantha (A. Chev.) Hutch. & Dalziel, Sersalisia micrantha (A. Chev.) Aubrév. & Pellegr.

ENGLISH :  Synsepalum wood.

Synsepalum aubrevillei (Pellegr.) Aubrév. & Pellegr.

SYNONYM(S) :  Sideroxylon aubrevillei Pellegr.

FRENCH :  Synsepalum d' Aubréville.

Synsepalum brenanii (Heine) T.D. Penn.

ENGLISH :  Cameroon synsepalum, Synsepalum wood.

Synsepalum brevipes (Baker f.) T.D. Penn.

SYNONYM(S) :  Pachystela brevipes (Baker) Engl., Pachystela cinerea (Engl.) Engl. , Sideroxylon brevipes Baker

ENGLISH : Stem-fruit miraculous-berry.

SWAHILI :  Mchocha mke, Mchocho jike, Msamvia.

Synsepalum dulcificum (Schum. & Thonn) Daniell

SYNONYM(S) :  Bumelia dulcifica Schum. & Thonn., Pouteria dulcifica (Schum. & Thonn.) Baehni, Richardella dulcifica (Schum. & Thonn.) Baehni, Sideroxylon dulcificum (Schum. & Thonn.) DC. , Synsepalum dulcificum (Schum. & Thonn.) Baill.

ARABIC :  الفاكهة المعجزة .

CATALAN :  Fruita miracle.

CHINESE :  变味果 Bian wei guo,  變味果  Bian wei guo, 奇蹟果 Qi ji guo,   奇跡樹  Qi ji shu, 神秘的  Shen mi de, 神秘果 Shen mi guo, 神奇果, Shen qi guo.

CROATIAN :  Čudotvorna bobica.

CZECH :  Zázračné ovoce.

DANISH :  Mirakelbær, Mirakelfrugt.

DUTCH :  Mirakelbes.

ENGLISH :  Miracle fruit, Miracle berry, Miraculous berry, Sweet berry, Synsepalum wood.

ESTONIAN :  Magustav imemari .

FRENCH :  Fruit miraculeux.

GERMAN :  Wunderbeere.

GREEK :  Φρούτα θαύματος.

HUNGARIAN :  Čudesno voće.

ITALIAN :  Frutto dei miracoli, Frutto del miracolo, Frutto miracoloso, Miracolina.

JAPANESE :  ミラクルフルーツ  Mirakuru furuutsu.

KOREAN :  미라클프루츠 .

MALAY :  Buah ajaib, Pokok ajaib.

NORWEGIAN :  Mirakelfrukt.

POLISH :  Cudowny owoc, Synsepal słodki.

PORTUGUESE :  Fruta de milagro, Fruta milagrosa, Fruto milagro.

RUSSIAN :  Магический фрукт  Magicheskij frukt.

SERBIAN :  Чудо Воће, Чудо Воће биља, Синсепалум дулцифицум.

SLOVENIAN :  Čudežne jagode, Jagoda čudež.

SPANISH :  Baya mágica, Fruta maravillosa, Fruta milagrosa.

SWEDISH :  Mirakelfrukt, Mirakelbär.

VIETNAMESE :  Cây thần kỳ, Quả thần kỳ.

Synsepalum stipulatum (Radlk.) Engl.

SYNONYM(S) :  Stironeurum stipulatum Radlk.

ENGLISH : Blacksmiths' charcoal wood.

Synsepalum subcordatum De Wild.

SYNONYM(S) :  Pouteria subcordata (De Wild.) Baehni, Richardella subcordata (De Wild.) Baehni

ENGLISH :  Larger miracle fruit.

UNIDENTIFIED :  Bonge (Congo), Wisangila (Congo). 

Synsepalum subverticillatum (E.A. Bruce) Penn.

SYNONYM(S) :  Pachystela subverticillata E. A. Bruce, Pseudoboivinella subverticillata  (E. A. Bruce) Aubrév. & Pellegr.

Synsepalum tsounkpe Aubrév. & Pellegr.

ENGLISH :  Ivory coast synsepalum fruit.

FRENCH :  Synsepalum de la Côte d'Ivoire.

General Bibliography




Specific & complementary

Fruit Lovers' Nursery. 2010,  MIRACLE FRUIT (Synsepalum dulcificum). < >.    Great photo of the berries.

Govaerts R., 2010, World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Synsepalum. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. < >.

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