Taxon: Casimiroa edulis La Llave & Lex.

Genus: Casimiroa
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Toddalioideae
Nomen number: 9292
Place of publication: Nov. veg. descr. 2:2, 9. 1825
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 22 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 2:113. 1991; Cornucopia)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Oaxaca, - Queretaro, - Veracruz, - Federal District
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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Check other web resources for Casimiroa edulis La Llave & Lex. :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image