Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata

(Linnaeus) Cronquist

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 73: 467. 1946,.

Basionym: Sloanea emarginata Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 512. 1753
Synonyms: Achras bahamensis Baker Achras emarginata (Linnaeus) Little Achras zapotilla var. parvifolia Nuttall Manilkara bahamensis (Baker) H. J. Lam & A. Meeuse Manilkara parvifolia (Nuttall) Dubard Mimusops emarginata (Linnaeus) Britton Mimusops floridana Engler Mimusops parvifolia (Nuttall) Radlkofer
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 235.

Shrubs or trees, to 10 m. Leaves: petiole 12–25 mm; blade ovate to oblong or oblong-elliptic, 50–106 × 30–50 mm, base rounded or truncate, margins sinuate and somewhat revolute, apex retuse (older leaves often split on pressed specimens), surfaces glabrous or sparsely tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially. Inflorescences 2–5-flowered, sometimes flowers solitary. Pedicels 10–25 mm, puberulous or glabrous. Flowers: sepals elliptic-lanceolate, 4–8 mm, apex acute to obtuse, tomentose to subglabrate; petals yellow, divided to base into larger median and 2 lateral segments, lobes 6–7 mm, median segment boat-shaped, clawed, lateral segments lanceolate to falcate, glabrous, corolla 4–9 mm, tube 1–2 mm (shorter than lobes); staminodes triangular-lanceolate; ovary appressed-puberulous. Berries depressed-globose, 25–40 mm, surface roughened, scaly; pedicels conspicuously enlarged distally. Seeds 3–5, 14–18 mm.

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Hammocks, mangroves, other coastal thickets
Elevation: 0-5 m


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Fla., West Indies (Bahamas).


Subspecies emarginata is known from Collier and Miami-Dade counties and the Monroe County keys. It is listed as threatened by the state of Florida.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Richard P. Wunderlin +  and R. David Whetstone +
(Linnaeus) Cronquist +
Sloanea emarginata +
Fla. +  and West Indies (Bahamas). +
Hammocks, mangroves, other coastal thickets +
Flowering year-round. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Illustrated +
Achras bahamensis +, Achras emarginata +, Achras zapotilla var. parvifolia +, Manilkara bahamensis +, Manilkara parvifolia +, Mimusops emarginata +, Mimusops floridana +  and Mimusops parvifolia +
Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata +
Manilkara jaimiqui +
subspecies +