Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata

(Linnaeus) Cronquist

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 73: 467. 1946,

Synonyms: Achras bahamensis BakerAchras emarginata (Linnaeus) LittleAchras zapotilla var. parvifolia NuttallManilkara bahamensis (Baker) H. J. Lam & A. MeeuseManilkara parvifolia (Nuttall) DubardMimusops emarginata (Linnaeus) BrittonMimusops floridana EnglerMimusops parvifolia (Nuttall) Radlkofer
Basionyms: Sloanea emarginata Linnaeus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 235.
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Shrubs or trees, to 10 m. Leaves: petiole 12–25 mm; blade ovate to oblong or oblong-elliptic, 50–106 × 30–50 mm, base rounded or truncate, margins sinuate and somewhat revolute, apex retuse (older leaves often split on pressed specimens), surfaces glabrous or sparsely tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Inflorescences 2–5-flowered, sometimes flowers solitary. Pedicels 10–25 mm, puberulous or glabrous. Flowers: sepals elliptic-lanceolate, 4–8 mm, apex acute to obtuse, tomentose to subglabrate; petals yellow, divided to base into larger median and 2 lateral segments, lobes 6–7 mm, median segment boat-shaped, clawed, lateral segments lanceolate to falcate, glabrous, corolla 4–9 mm, tube 1–2 mm (shorter than lobes); staminodes triangular-lanceolate; ovary appressed-puberulous. Berries depressed-globose, 25–40 mm, surface roughened, scaly; pedicels conspicuously enlarged distally. Seeds 3–5, 14–18 mm.

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Hammocks, mangroves, other coastal thickets
Elevation: 0-5 m


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Fla., West Indies (Bahamas).


Subspecies emarginata is known from Collier and Miami-Dade counties and the Monroe County keys. It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.