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Taxon: Chrysophyllum cainito L.

 
Genus: Chrysophyllum
Family: Sapotaceae
Subfamily: Chrysophylloideae
Nomen number: 10405
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:192. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 39 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; seeds
  • Materials: wood
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  5. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae. 2001 (L Sapotaceae)
  8. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  9. Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba. 1998- (F Cuba)
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2. (F PR ed2)
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  14. Parker, I. M. et al. 2010. Domestication syndrome in caimito (Chrysophyllum cainito L.): fruit and seed characteristics Econ. Bot. 64:161-175.
  15. Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:552, 554.
  16. Pennington, T. D. The genera of the Sapotaceae. 1991 (Gen Sapot)
  17. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  18. Petersen, J. J. et al. 2012. Origins and close relatives of a semi-domesticated neotropical fruit tree: Chrysophyllum cainito (Sapotaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 99:585-604.
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  20. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  22. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  23. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)
  24. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:115.
  25. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  26. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Chrysophyllum cainito L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=10405. Accessed 17 October 2018.