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Casimiroa edulis La Llve in La Live & Lex., Nov. Veg. Descr. Fasc. 2: 2. 1825.

White sapote; Cochil Sapote, Mexican Apple.

Trees, up to 12 m high; main trunk ca 1 m across; branches spreading, scabrous; bark greyish. Leaves alternate, 3 - 5-foliolate; leaflets ovate or elliptic-oblong, acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, subentire along margins, 6 - 16.5 x 2.5 - 6.5 cm, dark green, coriaceous, inconspicuously gland-dotted, finely reticulate. Inflorescence axillary and pseudoterminal, paniculate. Flowers functionally unisexual, 5-merous, greenish-white. Fruit greenish-yellow when ripe, with a thin epicarp, up to ca 10 cm across; seeds plump, up to 20 x 10 mm.

A native of C. America, cultivated in N. India for its fruits.

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