Pouteria campechiana

(Kunth) Baehni

Candollea 9: 398. 1942,.

Common names: Canistel zapotillo zapote blanco
Basionym: Lucuma campechiana Kunth in A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 3(fol.): 188; 3(qto.): 240. 1819
Synonyms: Lucuma nervosa A. de Candolle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 245. Mentioned on page 232.

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


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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.

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Lower Taxa

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Richard P. Wunderlin +  and R. David Whetstone +
(Kunth) Baehni +
Lucuma campechiana +
Canistel +, zapotillo +  and zapote blanco +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies (Cuba) +  and Central America. +
Hardwood hammocks +
Flowering mid summer. +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Lucuma nervosa +
Pouteria campechiana +
Pouteria +
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