蛋黄果 Pouteria campechiana

  • Scientific Name: Pouteria campechiana (Kunth) Baehni
  • Ref: Candollea 9:398. 1942
  • Synonyms: Lucuma campechiana Kunth; Lucuma nervosa A.DC.
  • English Common Name: egg fruit, canistel
  • Chinese Common Name: 蛋黄果 dànhuáng∙guǒ
  • Japanese Common Name: カニステル kanisuteru
  • Family: Sapotaceae
  • Genus: Pouteria
  • Distribution: Hardwood hammocks; 0-5 m; introduced; Fla.; Mexico; West Indies (Cuba); Central America.
  • Photo: 02/10/2018,Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,Yunnan;
    06/21/2009, South China Botanical Garden, Guangdong
Trees to 8 m. Leaves: petiole 10-25(-45) mm, finely hairy; blade elliptic to oblanceolate or obovate, 80-250(-330) × 30-80(-150) mm, margins revolute. Pedicels 6-12 mm, densely hairy. Flowers: sepals ovate to suborbiculate, 4.5-11 mm; petals 8-12 mm, tube 5-6(-8) mm; staminodes petaloid, 2-4 mm. Berries 25-70 mm, apex short-rostrate, surface smooth. Seeds 1-6, 20-40 mm. (FNA Vol. 8)

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