Common name: Kashu di Monde, tallow wood, yellow plum or sealemon
Height: 2-4 metres
Features: Ximenia americana is a small sprawling tree of woodlands native to the Bonaire. Leaves are oval shaped, bright green and have a strong smell of almonds. Flowers are pale in color. Fruits are lemon-yellow or orange-red. The thorns can be 3 cm long.
Propagation: From seeds. Each fruit has one seed
Growing: Raely needs watering when mature
Location: Only grows on limestone
The fruits are edible. In the past the seeds were used to make oil and soap. Young leaves and be cooked and eaten.