Cashew

Anacardium occidentale

  • Cashew
  • Cashew
  • Flower name
    Cashew
  • Scientific name
    Anacardium occidentale
  • AliasCashew nut, カシューナットノキ, 勾玉の木, Cashew, cashew tree
  • Place of originCentral and South America
  • Place of floweringOverseas, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, November, December

What is Cashew

Cashew nut, scientific name:Anacardium occidentale, refers to the fruit of evergreen tree in the genus Anacardium, Department of Anacardiaceae native to Central and South America. Height is 6-14 m, with leaves are obovate with thick, shiny, and palmately lobed with branches, man. The interspersed small Unisexual and bisexual flowers in panicles. Flower color is light green and about 1 cm smaller, flower diameter is tinged with red or pale yellow. Petal Pink stripes. Blooming 11 /-in March next year will culminate January-is around June. Shaped fruit is a red or yellow pear shaped fruitlets (Kas-Apple) and the seeds covered with a grayish-brown tip Magatama shaped shell (hard fruit and this is the cashew nuts) from will. Fruitlets are called kashuapple (Cashew apple), with hazelnut seeds and edible. Listed allergens.

Common names:Cashew nut, scientific name:Anacardium occidentale L., also known as : Cashew tree, Cashew, Origin: Latin America, producing: Viet Nam, India, Brazil, Nigeria, living type: evergreen trees, height: 10-15 m, leaf shape, obovate, leaf length: 20 cm, width: 6-14 cm, mix of phyllotaxis: alternate, margin entire, flower shaped panicles, florets: flowers Unisexual and bisexual flowers, flower head: 1 cm, Small flower: in light green on pale yellow and reddish, have striped petals: pink flowering period: 11--culminated in March, next year: January-June, fruit shape: fruitlets in red or yellow pear-shaped, covered with shells the magatama shaped grayish-brown on the top seeds (play hard). The fruit (kashuapple, cashew apple) and seeds (this is the hazelnut) is edible. Cause: similar substances those listed in one of the 20 items.


  • Order
    Sapindales
  • Family
    Anacardiaceae
  • Genus
    Anacardium
  • Species
    A. occidentale
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen tree
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height600.0 ~ 1400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 1.0 cm

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