6377.000 Chrysophyllum L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves: lamina with readily distinguished lateral veins, these straight and parallel. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous, borne in fascicles on new or old wood. Calyx of 5 sepals, arranged spirally or in 1 whorl, free to base. Corolla of 5 entire lobes, united into a tube below. Fruit a fleshy berry. Seeds 2-5, with abundant endosperm and with a long lateral scar.

Worldwide: 43 species in tropical America, Africa, Madagascar to Indomalesia and Australia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Chrysophyllum cainito

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

cainito L.Description, Image
gorungosanum Engl.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Chrysophyllum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Chrysophyllum
Flora of Malawi: Chrysophyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Chrysophyllum
Flora of Zambia: Chrysophyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chrysophyllum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chrysophyllum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chrysophyllum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chrysophyllum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chrysophyllum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Chrysophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chrysophyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Chrysophyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chrysophyllum
Plants of the World Online: Chrysophyllum
Tropicos: Chrysophyllum
Wikipedia: Chrysophyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chrysophyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1071, retrieved 5 December 2023

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