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Pouteria campechiana (Canistel)

Synonyms: Lucuma campechiana; Lucuma elongata; Lucuma glabrifolia; Lucuma heyderi; Lucuma inseparabilis; Lucuma laeteviridis; Lucuma nervosa; Lucuma palmeri; Lucuma rivicoa var. angustifolia; Lucuma salicifolia; Lucuma sphaerocarpa; Pouteria campechiana var. nervosa; Pouteria campechiana var. palmeri; Pouteria campechiana var. salicifolia; Pouteria campechiana var. typica; Pouteria elongata; Pouteria glabrifolia; Pouteria laeteviridis; Pouteria mante; Radlkoferella glabrifolia; Radlkoferella inseparabilis; Radlkoferella sphaerocarpa; Richardella campechiana; Richardella nervosa; Richardella salicifolia; Sapota elongata; Sideroxylon campestre; Vitellaria campechiana; Vitellaria nervosa; Vitellaria salicifolia; Vitellaria sphaerocarpa; Vitellaria tenuifolia; Xantolis palmeri

Wikipedia Abstract

The canistel (Pouteria campechiana) is an evergreen tree native to southern Mexico and Central America. It is cultivated in other countries, such as Brazil, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines for its fruit.The canistel grows up to 10 meters (33 ft) high, and produces orange-yellow fruit, also called yellow sapote, up to 7 centimeters (2.8 in) long, which are edible raw.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.79
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Carara National Park II 12983 Costa Rica  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Guanacaste National Park II 85819 Costa Rica  
Rincón de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  


Anastrepha hamata[4]
Anastrepha leptozona[4]
Anastrepha sagittata[4]
Anastrepha serpentina (sapote fruit fly)[4]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[4]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[5]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[6]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[6]
Robinsonia formula[7]


Mexico to C. America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3WOOD SPECIFIC GRAVITY IN SPECIES FROM TWO TROPICAL FORESTS IN MEXICO, Josefina Barajas-Morales, IAWA Bulletin n.s., Vol. 8 (2), 1987 143-148
4Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
5Artibeus jamaicensis, Jorge Ortega and Iván Castro-Arellano, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 662, pp. 1–9 (2001)
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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