Chrysophyllum cainito L.

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Chrysophyllum cainito

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near offices, Hippo' Pools

Chrysophyllum cainito

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near offices, Hippo' Pools

Chrysophyllum cainito

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near offices, Hippo' Pools

Chrysophyllum cainito

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near main gate, Ewanrigg Botanical Garden

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Synonyms:
Common names: Star-apple (English)
Description: Tree, to 17 m. Leaves elliptic to oblong, glossy, green above, densely brown-tomentose beneath. Flowers purplish-white. Fruit spherical, 5-10 cm in diameter, smooth, purple or light green in colour; pulp whitish, enclosing the 3-8 glossy seeds.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cainito: early American or aboriginal name
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical America
Growth form(s): Tree.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chrysophyllum cainito
African Plant Database: Chrysophyllum cainito
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chrysophyllum cainito
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chrysophyllum cainito
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chrysophyllum cainito
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chrysophyllum cainito
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chrysophyllum cainito
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Chrysophyllum cainito
iNaturalist: Chrysophyllum cainito
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chrysophyllum cainito
JSTOR Plant Science: Chrysophyllum cainito
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chrysophyllum cainito
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chrysophyllum cainito
Plants of the World Online: Chrysophyllum cainito
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chrysophyllum cainito
Tropicos: Chrysophyllum cainito
Wikipedia: Chrysophyllum cainito


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Chrysophyllum cainito.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=173320, retrieved 25 August 2019

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