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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. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


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); fruit (fide F Neotrop 52:394. 1990)

Distributional Range:


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


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

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102624. Accessed 21 March 2019.