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Chrysophyllum cainito (star apple)

Synonyms: Cainito pomiferum; Chrysophyllum bicolor; Chrysophyllum bonplandii; Chrysophyllum caeruleum; Chrysophyllum cainito var. caeruleum; Chrysophyllum cainito var. jamaicense; Chrysophyllum cainito var. martinicense; Chrysophyllum cainito var. pomiferum; Chrysophyllum cainito var. portoricense; Chrysophyllum cainito var. typicum; Chrysophyllum jamaicense; Chrysophyllum maliforme; Chrysophyllum monopyrenum; Chrysophyllum ottonis; Chrysophyllum sericeum; Cynodendron bicolor

Wikipedia Abstract

Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae. It is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies. It has spread to the lowlands of Central America and is now is grown throughout the tropics, including Southeast Asia. It grows rapidly and reaches 20 m in height.
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Attributes

Height [1]  34 feet (10.5 m)
Width [1]  21 feet (6.3 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  82 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.69
Structure [2]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  

Predators

Anastrepha distincta[5]
Anastrepha fraterculus (South American fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha leptozona[5]
Anastrepha macrura[5]
Anastrepha margarita[5]
Anastrepha panamensis[5]
Anastrepha serpentina (sapote fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha steyskali[5]
Anastrepha striata (guava fruit fly)[5]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[5]
Artibeus jamaicensis (Jamaican fruit-eating bat)[6]
Banisia myrsusalis[7]
Ceroplastes cirripediformis (barnacle scale)[8]
Coccus viridis (green coffee scale)[8]
Eucalymnatus tessellatus (tessellated scale)[8]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[8]
Hemilecanium villiersi <Unverified Name>[8]
Howardia biclavis (mining scale)[8]
Octaspidiotus stauntoniae[8]
Oenospila flavifusata[7]
Protopulvinaria pyriformis (pyriform scale)[9]
Pseudococcus gilbertensis[8]
Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (banana mealybug)[8]
Pteropus vampyrus (large flying fox)[10]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[8]
Robinsonia dewitzi[7]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[8]
Udinia catori[8]

Distribution

Belize, Caribbean;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
5Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
6Artibeus jamaicensis, Jorge Ortega and Iván Castro-Arellano, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 662, pp. 1–9 (2001)
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
8Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
9Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
10DIETARY HABITS OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST BATS: THE PHILIPPINE FLYING FOXES, ACERODON JUBATUS AND PTEROPUS VAMPYRUS LANENSIS, SAM C. STIER AND TAMMY L. MILDENSTEIN, Journal of Mammalogy, 86(4):719–728, 2005
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