The Nance (Byrsonima crassifolia) belongs to the family Malpighiaceae. It is a semi-tall evergreen tree that is native to tropical America. This tree grows in open pine forests and grassy savannas, and up to a height of 10 m. The plant is occasionally cultivated for its fruit in Mexico and parts of central America. The leaves are oblong, glossy, and the under surface brown-gray wooly tomentose. The flowers are bright yellow, turning orange red with age. The fruits are 8-12cm in diameter, ripening yellow. They have a very pungent and distinct flavor and smell.