Spondias dulcis (syn. Spondias cytherea), known commonly as ambarella, is an equatorial or tropical tree, with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit.
This fast-growing tree can reach up to 18 m in its native range of Melanesia and Polynesia; however, it usually averages 9 – 12 metres in other areas. Spondias dulcis has deciduous, pinnate leaves, 20 – 60 cm in length, composed of 9 to 25 glossy, elliptic or obovate-oblong leaflets 6.25 – 10cm long, which are finely toothed toward the apex. The tree produces small, inconspicuous white flowers in terminal panicles. Its oval fruits, 6.25 – 9 cm long, are borne in bunches of 12 or more on a long stalk. Over several weeks, the fruit fall to the ground while still green and hard, then turn golden-yellow as they ripen.