Casimiroa edulis La Llave

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Casimiroa edulis

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Near bridge over Mukuvisi River

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Common names: Mexican apple (English) White sapote (English)
Status: Introduced
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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Flora of Zambia: Casimiroa edulis
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African Plant Database: Casimiroa edulis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Casimiroa edulis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Casimiroa edulis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Casimiroa edulis
Ispot Southern Africa : Casimiroa edulis
JSTOR Plant Science: Casimiroa edulis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Casimiroa edulis
Tropicos: Casimiroa edulis
West African Plants database: Casimiroa edulis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Casimiroa edulis., retrieved 3 December 2016

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