Pouteria caimito

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name

Pouteria caimito(Ruiz & Pav.) Radlk.


Achras caimito Ruiz & Pav. basionym, Achras guapeba Casar., Caleatia caimito (Ruiz & Pav.) Mart. ex Steud. nom. inval., Guapeba caimito (Ruiz & Pav.) Pierre, Guapeba lasiocarpa (Mart.) Pierre, Guapeba laurifolia Gomes, Guapebeira brasiliensis Steud., Guapebeira laurifolia Gomes, Labatia caimito (Ruiz & Pav.) Mart., Labatia lasiocarpa Mart., Labatia reticulata Mart., Lucuma caimito (Ruiz & Pav.) Roem. & Schult., Lucuma lasiocarpa (Mart.) A. DC., Lucuma laurifolia (Gomes) A. DC., Lucuma laurifolia var. reticulata (Mart.) A. DC., Lucuma temare Kunth, Pouteria caimito var. laurifolia (Gomes) Baehni, Pouteria caimito var. typica Baehni nom. inval., Pouteria lasiocarpa (Mart.) Radlk., Pouteria laurifolia (Gomes) Radlk., Pouteria leucophaea Baehni, Pouteria temare (Kunth) Aubrév., Richardella temare (Kunth) Pierre.



Common/English Names

Abiu, Yellow Star Apple.

Vernacular Names

  • Brazil: Abi, Abieiro, Abio, Abiu,...


Corolla Tube Edible Portion Vegetative Branch Outer Canopy Edible Plant Part 
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Selected References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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