Black sapote

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Black sapote
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ebenaceae
Genus: Diospyros
Species:
D. nigra
Binomial name
Diospyros nigra
Synonyms[1]

Diospyros nigra, the black sapote, is a species of persimmon. Common names include chocolate pudding fruit, black soapapple and (in Spanish) zapote prieto. The tropical fruit tree is native to eastern Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and into Colombia. The common name sapote refers to any soft, edible fruit. Black sapote is not related to white sapote nor mamey sapote.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Diospyros nigra (J.F.Gmel.) Perrier". The Plant List. Retrieved 5 August 2014.