Family: Sapotaceae

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Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Family Parent: Ericales Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • Sapotaceae - English, United States of America

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Trees.

Leaves: Leaves simple, alternate, sometimes grouped at branch apices, the petioles swollen at base, bottle-form, the margins entire.

Stipules: Stipules usually present, often caducous.

Exudate: Latex white, rarely reddish, present in small quantities.

Reproductive Morphology

Inflorescence: Inflorescence axillary or ramiflorous.

Fruit: Fruit a berry.

Seeds: Seeds with longitudinal scar along one side.


Notes: Plants often pubescent, the hairs T-shaped.