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Useful Tropical Plants

Pouteria glomerata

(Miq.) Radlk.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Guapeba glomerata (Miq.) Pierre

Guapeba parinarioides (Radlk.) Pierre

Guapeba stilosa Pierre ex Dubard

Guapeba stylosa Pierre

Labatia glomerata (Miq.) Radlk.

Labatia glomerata Pohl ex Miq.

Labatia glomorata (Miq.) Radlk. ex Engl.

Labatia parinarioides Radlk.

Labatia parviflora Pittier

Labatia standleyana (Pittier) Pittier

Labatia stylosa (Pierre) Aubrév.

Lucuma glomerata Miq.

Lucuma hypoglauca Standl.

Lucuma standleyana Pittier

Neolabatia cuprea (Huber) Pires & W.A.Rodrigues

Neolabatia glomerata (Miq.) Aubrév.

Neolabatia hypoglauca (Standl.) Aubrév.

Neolabatia parviflora (Pittier) Aubrév.

Neolabatia stylosa (Pierre) Aubrév.

Pouteria cuprea Huber

Pouteria hypoglauca (Standl.) Baehni

Pouteria pittieri Baehni

Pouteria standleyana (Pittier) Baehni

Pouteria stylosa (Pierre) Dubard

Pouteria weddelliana Pierre

Richardella glomerata (Miq.) Baehni

Richardella hypoglauca (Standl.) Baehni

Common Name: Zapote Blanco

Pouteria glomerata
Ripening fruit
Photograph by: Reinaldo Aguilar
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General Information

Zapote blanco ranges from a shrub growing 3 - 4 metres tall to a tree with a broad low crown that can sometimes grow as much as 20 metres tall. The bole can be as much as 45 cm. in diameter[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The fruit is not universally liked, but is greatly appreciated by many people who enjoy the more creamy texture of the fruit[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
]. The tree is cultivated for its fruit in Mexico and El Salvador[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Mexico.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitTree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Plants can tolerate occasioal temperatures as low as -2°c[
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The flesh is fragrant[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
]. The oval to globose fruit is about 7cm long and 5cm wide with a very thick, hard shell and 4 fairly large seeds[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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