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Published In: Familles des Plantes 2: 166, 574. 1763. (Jul-Aug 1763) (Fam. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library


Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: KAMAL AKHTER MALIK
General/Distribution: A genus with 70 species, distributed in tropical regions. In Pakistan it is represented by 2 cultivated species.


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Evergreen trees with milky juice. Leaves alternate or spirally arranged, coriaceous. Flowers solitary, or fascicled, axillary. Calyx 6-lobed, lobes in 2 series. Corolla 6-lobed, star-shaped, glabrous, each lobe 3-segmented. Stamens as many as corolla lobes, opposite, often alternating with another row of stamens or staminodes. Ovary superior. Fruit ovoid or globose berry. Seeds large with narrow ventral scar.

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1 Flowers white. Fruit rusty brown, many-seeded 1 Manilkara zapota
+ Flowers yellow. Fruit red, 1-seeded 2 Manilkara hexandra
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