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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FZ]

Sapotaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Deciduous tree.
Leaves
Leaves exstipulate, membranous, pellucid–punctate, villous on lower surface; lateral nerves extending to the leaf edge to form the thickened margin, spanned at right angles by conspicuous tertiary veins.
Flowers
Flowers 5–merous, sessile, in dense fascicles in axils of current or fallen leaves, the buds accompanied by hairy sepal–like bracts.
Calyx
Calyx densely pilose; sepals free to base, strongly imbricate.
Corolla
Corolla with tube longer than lobes.
Stamens
Stamens inserted in corolla–tube, anthers introrse, included.
Staminodes
Staminodes absent.
Pistil
Ovary subglobose, densely pilose; style cylindrical, slightly expanded towards apex.
Fruits
Fruit a sessile subglobose berry with persistent style.
Seeds
Seed solitary, compressed–ellipsoid; testa shiny, brown, with long lateral scar; endosperm absent, cotyledons fleshy.

[FTEA]

Sapotaceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Habit
Deciduous tree; young shoots and petioles densely pubescent, older branchlets subglabrous; lenticels pale and raised
Stipules
Stipules absent
Leaves
Leaf-lamina large, chartaceous, punctate with small pellucid dots; lateral nerves prominently raised on lower surface, arcuate, looped distally and forming the thickened leaf-margin
Flowers
Flowers sessile, densely clustered in axils of current or fallen leaves
Buds
Buds enclosed within series of hairy bracts
Calyx
Sepals 5, free to base
Corolla
Corolla-tube long; lobes 5, rounded, less than half length of tube
Stamens
Stamens 5; filaments inserted on tube, shorter than corolla; anthers ovate-elliptic
Staminodes
Staminodes absent
Pistil
Ovary subglobose, densely pilose, 5-locular; style robust, thickened towards apex; stigma 5-papillate
Fruits
Fruit a sessile subglobose berry; style persisting at apex
Seeds
Seed solitary, ± ellipsoid; testa shiny brown with pale narrow lateral scar; endosperm absent; cotyledons plano-convex; radicle basal.

[FZ]

Sapotaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Tall trees.
Leaves
Leaves exstipulate, chartaceous or coriaceous, pellucid–punctate (obscurely so in A. adolfi–friedericii), densely pubescent to subglabrous; lateral nerves many–paired, looped distally and running parallel to leaf–margin or meeting it at a very acute angle; tertiary veins conspicuous, spanning lateral nerves at right angles.
Flowers
Flowers (4) 5 (6)–merous, pedicellate, fasciculate in axils of current or fallen leaves.
Calyx
Sepals ± free to base.
Corolla
Corolla with tube longer than lobes.
Stamens
Stamens inserted near top of tube, anthers extrorse, included.
Staminodes
Staminodes present, small, ± subulate or rarely petaloid.
Ovary
Ovary subglobose, densely pilose, with long cylindrical style slightly expanded towards the apex.
Fruits
Fruit a subglobose to narrowly ellipsoid berry, sometimes beaked.
Seeds
Seed solitary, ± ellipsoid; testa shining brown; scar covering up to half surface area of seed; endosperm absent, cotyledons fleshy.

[FTEA]

Sapotaceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Habit
Tall trees
Indumentum
Young shoots and petioles pubescent, older branchlets deep purplish or blackish-brown in colour, glabrous
Stipules
Stipules absent
Leaves
Leaves petiolate; lamina chartaceous or coriaceous, pellucid punctate; midrib and lateral nerves prominently raised on lower surface, primary lateral nerves looped distally and running parallel to leaf-margin, secondary nerves rarely present, veins oblique or reticulate
Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, fascicled in axils of current or fallen leaves, or sometimes on short axillary shoots
Calyx
Sepals 5 (variants with 4 observed), ± free to base
Corolla
Corolla-tube well-developed; lobes 5, rounded or ± truncate
Stamens
Stamens 5, inserted on tube, shorter than corolla
Staminodes
Five staminodes present, ± subulate or very rarely flattened and ± petaloid
Pistil
Style robust, thickened towards apex; stigma 5-papillate
Fruits
Fruit a subglobose to obovoid or narrowly ellipsoid berry, sometimes rostrate
Seeds
Seed usually solitary, narrowly to broadly ellipsoid; testa shiny brown, with a pale ± ellipsoid lateral to obliquely lateral scar covering up to half surface area; endosperm absent; cotyledons plano-convex; radicle basal
Note
A small African genus of about four species, closely related to Malacantha (see comment under the latter genus).

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Cayman Is., Society Is., Venezuelan Antilles

Pouteria Aubl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pennington, T.D. [11488], Costa Rica 54210.000
Pennington, T.D. [10260], Malaysia 54235.000
Pennington, T.D. [11413], Costa Rica 54246.000
Pennington, T.D. [11511], Costa Rica 54266.000
Pennington, T.D. [12451], Peru 54351.000
Pennington, T.D. [13566], Costa Rica 58808.000
Pennington, T.D. [13849], French Guiana 59211.000
Poveda, L.J. [3719], Costa Rica 54217.000
Poveda, L.J. [3695], Costa Rica 54223.000
Mori [20684], Brazil 54670.000
Mori [20672], Brazil 54676.000
Ribeiro, J.E.L.S. [1905], Brazil 71512.000
Spironello, W. [635] 73485.000

First published in Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 85 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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