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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.
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, United States [Puerto Rico]


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: cultivated
  5. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Chrysophyllum+cainito&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2001. World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae
  8. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  9. Jardín Botánico Nacional. 1998-. Flora de la República de Cuba
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. Note: cultivated
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 2000. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2.
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  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. 1991. The genera of the Sapotaceae
  17. Personal Care Products Council. 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. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala. Note: cultivated
  22. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: cultivated
  23. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  24. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:115.
  25. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  26. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama. Note: cultivated, became naturalized (fide F Neotrop)

Check other web resources for Chrysophyllum cainito L. :

  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=10405. Accessed 21 November 2019.