Pouteria viridis

  • T. K. Lim

Scientific Name


Achradelpha viridis (Pittier) O.F.Cook, Calocarpum viride Pittier.



Common/English Names

Green Sapote.

Vernacular Names

  • Belize: Red Faisan, White Faisan;

  • Costa Rica: Zapote, Zapote Blanco, Zapote De Castilla, Zapote De Montana, Zapote Injerto, Zapote Rojo, Zapote Verde;

  • Czech: Sapota Zalená;

  • Eastonian: Roheline Marmelaadipuu;

  • El Salvador: Zapote Injerto, Zapote Verde;

  • Guatemala: Injerto, Injerto Verde, Chul (Mam), Ixulul (Jacalteco), Raxtul (Quecchi), Raxtulul (Poconchi), Tulul (Tzutuhil);

  • Honduras: Zapote Injerto, Zapote Verde, Zapotillo Calenturiento;

  • Mexico: Chulul;

  • Nicaragua: Zapote Amarillo, Zapote De Montana, Zapote Mico, Zapote Negro, Zapote Real, Zapote Verde.


The species is indigenous to Central America from south-east Mexico to Costa Rica. The tree is found in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.


The tree is restricted to a tropical or near-tropical climate. In its native...


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Selected References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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