Genus:
Mimusops L.

Mimusops elengi L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. India to Vanuatu.

[FTEA]

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

Note
A SE. Asian species, which is a good shade-tree with sweetly scented small white flowers, has been cultivated at Amani and various coastal and near-coastal places in East Africa.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vanuatu, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Cambodia, Cuba, Florida, Hawaii, Leeward Is., Mozambique, Réunion, Trinidad-Tobago, Vietnam, Windward Is.

Mimusops elengi L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 1, 2013 Cuming [2265] K000871390 No
Jul 14, 2006 Romero, E. M. [PPI 29286], Philippines K000229590 No
Jul 14, 2006 Romero, Majaducon et al. [PPI 38415], Philippines K000229594 No
Jul 14, 2006 Madulid, Barbon et al. [PPI 18522], Philippines K000229595 No
Jul 14, 2006 Romero [PPI 37571], Philippines K000229597 No
Jul 14, 2006 Fuentes, de la Rosa [PPI 38799], Philippines K000229600 No
Jan 13, 1994 Bennett, J.J. [s.n.], Australia K000777702 Yes
Jan 13, 1994 Bennett, J.J. [s.n.], Australia K000777703 Yes
FRI [1812], Malaysia 53056.000 No
Wheatley, J.I. [809], Vanuatu 55077.000 No
Cheek [3005], Cameroon 55404.000 No
Stocker [992], Australia 59906.000 No
Parry, D.E. [21], Thailand 7616.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4146], Myanmar K001038250 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038246 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038245 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038247 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038244 Yes
Cheek, M. [3006], Cameroon K000027928 No
Elmer, A.D.E. [13010], Philippines K000777704 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038253 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038248 Yes
Cheek, M. [3005], Cameroon K000027927 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4146], Myanmar K001038249 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4146], Myanmar K001132971 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4146], Myanmar K001038251 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4146] K001038252 Yes
Porter, G. [Cat. no. 4147], Malaysia Mimusops lucida K001038254 Yes

First published in Sp. Pl.: 349 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009). Flora of North America North of Mexico 8: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Frohlich, D. & Lau, A. (2014). New plant records for the Hawaiian islands 2012-2013 Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 7-17.
  • 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.
  • Jessup, L.W. (2019). A taxonomic revision of Sapotaceae for mainland Australia Austrobaileya 10: 321-382.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Santisuk, T. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2014). Flora of Thailand 11(4): 499-666. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Wheatley, J.I. (1992). A guide to the common trees of Vanuatu. With lists of their traditional uses & ni-Vanuatu names: 1-308. Department of Forestry, Port Vila.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2009). Flora of North America North of Mexico 8: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Frohlich, D. & Lau, A. (2014). New plant records for the Hawaiian islands 2012-2013 Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 7-17.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.

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