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Sapotaceae
The zapote Family
Plantae Ericales
Sapotaceae is a family of flowering plants, belonging to order Ericales. The family includes approximately 800 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in approximately 65 genera (35-75, depending on generic definition). Distribution is pantropical.

Many species produce edible fruits, and/or have other economic uses. Species noted for their edible fruits include Manilkara zapota (Sapodilla, Sapota), Manilkara chicle (Chicle), Chrysophyllum cainito (Star-apple or Golden Leaf Tree), Pouteria (Abiu, Canistel, Lúcuma, Mamey sapote), Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea) and Sideroxylon australe (Australian native plum). Shea (shi in several dialect languages of West Africa; karité in francophone also anglicised as Shea butter ) is also the source of an oil-rich nut, the source of edible \"shea butter,\" which is the major lipid source for many African ethnic groups and is also used in traditional and Western cosmetics and medications. The \'miracle fruit,\' Synsepalum dulcificum is also in Sapotaceae.

Trees of the genus Palaquium (Gutta-percha) produce an important latex with a wide variety of uses.

The seeds of the tree Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels produce an edible oil, traditionally harvested in Morocco.

The family name is derived from zapote, a Mexican vernacular name for one of the plants (in turn derived from the Nahuatl \"tzapotl\") and latinised by Linnaeus as sapota, a name now treated as a synonym of Manilkara (also formerly known by the invalid name Achras).

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/sapot.htm

Scientific Family name.
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The Family Sapotaceae
belongs to the Order of Ericales


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Sapotaceae
Ericales
Ericales
Erica Order (Heathers)
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Abricó-da-praia
Abricó-da-praia
Mimusops coriacea
gardengeek - March 12, 2014

Abiu
Abiu
Pouteria caimito
gardengeek - March 07, 2014

Abiu
Abiu
Pouteria caimito
heidbenati - September 03, 2009

Sapoti, chiku, mespel, naseberry, sapadilla, snake fruit ou sawo
Sapoti, chiku, mespel, naseberry, sapadilla, snake fruit ou sawo
Manilkara zapota
heidbenati - August 30, 2009


http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/sapot.htm


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