Taxon: Chrysophyllum oliviforme L.

 
Genus: Chrysophyllum
Family: Sapotaceae
  Subfamily: Chrysophylloideae
Nomen number: 70175
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:937. 1759
Name Verified on: 16-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • damson-plum  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • satinleaf  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • wild star-apple  (Source: F Neotrop) - English
  • caimitillo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book; F Neotrop 52:541. 1990)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Gooding, E. G. et al. Flora of Barbados. 1965 (F Barbados)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae. 2001 (L Sapotaceae)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:539-543.
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83, 1975 & 1981 (L Belize)
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:325.

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