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Taxon: Pouteria multiflora (A. DC.) Eyma

Genus: Pouteria
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Chrysophylloideae
Nomen number: 102624
Place of publication: Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 27:164; Recueil Trav. Bot. Néerl. 33:164. 1936
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • bullytree  (Source: F Neotrop) - English
  • cutite-grande  (Source: CoopAmaz) - Portuguese
  • cutite grande  (Source: CoopAmaz) - Spanish
  • caimito  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Ecuador)
  • caimitillo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide F Neotrop 52:394. 1990)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, [Saint Vincent] Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Panama (e.)
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Carabobo, Federal District, Lara, Miranda, Sucre]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, [Antioquia, Cundinamarca, Santander] Ecuador, [Morona Santiago, Napo] Peru [Amazonas, Loreto, San Martín]


  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2001. World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae
  3. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  4. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  5. Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:391.
  6. Pennington, T. D. 1991. The genera of the Sapotaceae
  7. Secretaria Pro-Tempore. 1993-. Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica. Note: = Pouteria macrocarpa

Check other web resources for Pouteria multiflora (A. DC.) Eyma :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102624. Accessed 8 July 2020.