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  Pouteria campechiana
 
  Family: SAPOTACEAE
  Citation:  Pouteria campechiana (Kunth) Baehni, Candollea 9: 398. 1942; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 409. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 497. 2009. Lucuma campechiana Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 240. 1819. Lucuma palmeri Fernald, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 33: 87. 1897.
  Malayalam Name(s): Muttappazham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Canistel, Chesa, Egg fruit, Yellow sapota
  Description: Small trees, to 7 m tall; bark greyish-brown, blaze pink, latex milky, sticky; young branchlets finely adpressed tomentose becoming glabrous. Leaves simple, clustered at apex of branchlets, spirally arranged, estipulate; petiole 1-5 cm long, puberulus; lamina 8-32 x 2.5-6 cm, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, base cuneate to attenuate, apex acuminate, glabrous, margin entire; lateral nerves 9-22 pairs, pinnate, glabrous. Flowers in fascicles of 2 or 3, axillary and from below the leaves; pedicels 8-10 mm long, puberulus; sepals 5 or 6, broadly ovate, 4-7 mm long, obtuse or rounded at apex, silky outside; corolla 0.8-1.5 cm long, creamy white, lobes 5-6, oblong, rounded or truncate at apex, shorter than the tube; stamens 5-6, included, filaments shorter than the anthers. Fruit 5-7 cm across, orange yellow, depressed globose or conical; seeds 1-6, brown, broadly ellipsoid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated in homesteads
  Distribution: Native of Central and Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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