Loganiaceae, Strychnos spp. (?), Panama
I found these fruit growing on a vine near the beach on an island off the Pacific coast of Panama. The fruit had an agreeable aroma so I tried it, and it was surprisingly good. Smells like cantaloupe. The texture is similar to ripe jackfruit. I didn’t eat too much for wont of not inadvertently poisoning myself. Any identification information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to readers, I have come to the conclusion that this is most likely one of the many species of Strychnos. Many of the species have toxic properties, such as S. guianensis, used to make curare in S. America. Thus, despite the somewhat agreeable aroma and taste of the fruit, I will most likely not eat it.