Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell

First published in Pharm. J. Trans. 11: 446 (1852)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Sapotaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or small tree
Morphology Leaves
Young leaves purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits purplish.
Note
Often cultivated
Vernacular
the "Miraculous Berry".
[FWTA]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/87719610/147296202

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sapotaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or small tree, about 25 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
In leaf characters much resembling a Chrysophyllum, especially C. subnudum.
[FWTA]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/32728/126571828

Conservation
EN - endangered
[IUCN]

Common Names

English
Miracle Fruit

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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