Can you ID plant called "mespealis"/"mespelus"?

Shane K. Bernard skb8721 at
Fri May 24 17:16:01 EST 1996

Can you ID plant/tree called "mespealis"/"mespelus"?

I found a reference to it in an 1860s historical manuscript, but
cannot find it in any reference books, nor can I determine the correct

I believe it produced edible fruit and grew in tropical or subtropical
regions (like Louisiana and Cuba).

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