Sp. Pl. 1: 192. 1753
Gen. Pl. 5, 88. 1754 ,
Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar), Australia, nearly worldwide in tropics and subtropics.
Species ca. 70 (1 in the flora).
Most species of Chrysophyllum are located in the Neotropics. Species with edible fruits are numerous; C. africanum A. de Candolle, the “odara pear” or “African star apple,” is sold commercially. Chrysophyllum cainito Linnaeus, the star-apple, is cultivated for its foliage and fruit in south Florida. The star-apple is distinguished by having larger (3 cm in diameter), several-seeded fruits. Other species have valuable woods that are used in various ways.
|Author||Richard P. Wunderlin + and R. David Whetstone +|
|Common name||Cainito +|
|Distribution||Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Asia +, Africa +, Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar) +, Australia + and nearly worldwide in tropics and subtropics. +|
|Etymology||Greek chrysos, gold, and phyllon, leaf +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. + and Gen. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 507.xml +|
|Taxon family||Sapotaceae +|
|Taxon name||Chrysophyllum +|
|Taxon parent||Sapotaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 8 +|