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1. Chrysophyllum L., Sp. Pl. 192. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 88. 1754; DC., Prodr. 8:156. 1844; Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 2:653. 1876; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:535. 1882; Vink in Blumea, 9(1): 20. 1958; Hemsley in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl. E. Trop. Mr. (Sapota¬ceae) 7. 1968.


  • Amorphospermum F.v. Muell.
  • Nycterisition Ruiz & Pay.
  • Trouettia Pierre ex Baillon

    Shrubs or trees. Leaves coriaceous, linear-oblong or obovate-oblanceolate, base cuneate-rounded, exstipulate; venation reticulate. Inflorescence axillary, fascicled. Flowers bisexual, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx 5 (-6)-lobed, lobes imbricate, entire, usually glabrous within. Corolla (4-) 5-11-lobed, tube as long as the lobes or shorter. Stamens (4-) 5-10; staminodes absent. Ovary vinous or glabrous, 1-10-celled, each locule 1-ovuled. Fruit a berry, fleshy, pericarp thick or very thin, 1-8-seeded; scar narrow or broad.

    A genus of 23 species, distributed in tropical and subtropical America, tropical West Africa. 1 species is distributed in Asia, 3 in Australia, 3 in New Guinea and 16 in New Caledonia. Represented by 1 cultivated species in Pakistan.

    The generic limits of this genus have varied considerably in respective publications (Baehni, Candollea 7:429. 1938) but recent authors like Hemsley, l.c. agree that Chrysophyllum is, characterized by 5-merous flowers without staminodes.

    Lower Taxon


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