Casimiroa edulis La Llave

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Casimiroa edulis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near bridge over Mukuvisi River

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mexican apple (English) White sapote (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Tree to 17 m. Leaves digitate; leaflets usually 5, elliptic to ovate, glabrous, strongly dotted with pellucid glands. Flowers greenish, fragrant. Fruit 7.5-10 cm in diameter, yellowish-green; pulp cream-coloured.
Notes: Commonly cultivated for its edible fruit and seen from time to time as an escape, mainly in and near urban areas.
Derivation of specific name: edulis: edible
Habitat: Disturbed habitats.
Altitude range: (metres) 1380 - 1670 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of Mexico.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 28 October 2006
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Casimiroa edulis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Casimiroa edulis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Casimiroa edulis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Casimiroa edulis
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Ispot Southern Africa: Casimiroa edulis
JSTOR Plant Science: Casimiroa edulis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Casimiroa edulis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Casimiroa edulis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Casimiroa edulis
Tropicos: Casimiroa edulis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Casimiroa edulis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133100, retrieved 23 May 2017

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