Taxon: Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen

 
Genus: Manilkara
Family: Sapotaceae
  Subfamily: Sapotoideae
      Tribe: Sapoteae
Nomen number: 102614
Place of publication: Blumea 7:410. 1953
Name Verified on: 16-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Nov-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 116 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (gum extracted from stem, base of chewing gum fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: gum/mucilage (gum extracted from stem, base of chewing gum fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_113.html,)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Uncertain:

  • Southern America

    • Central America: El Salvador

  • Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Belize; Guatemala; Nicaragua

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult. in tropics

References:

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  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
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  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:220.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
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  • Yaacob, O. & S. Subhadrabandhu The production of economic fruits in South-East Asia. 1995 (PrEcFr)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image