Candollea 9: 398. 1942,.
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.
Phenology: Flowering mid summer.
Habitat: Hardwood hammocks
Elevation: 0-5 m
Introduced; Fla., Mexico, West Indies (Cuba), Central America.
Pouteria campechiana, native from Mexico to Panama, is frequently cultivated and escaped or persistent in the West Indies and Florida.