Chrysophyllum oliviforme

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Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Leaves and fruits in Florida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Chrysophyllum
C. oliviforme
Binomial name
Chrysophyllum oliviforme
  • Cynodendron oliviforme (L.) Baehni
  • Dactimala oliviformis (L.) Raf.
  • Guersentia oliviformis (L.) Raf.

Chrysophyllum oliviforme, the wild star-apple or satinleaf, is a species of plants in genus Chrysophyllum. As the name implies, it is related to star apple, and like star apple, the fruit is edible. The name 'satinleaf' is due to the leaf having distinctive colors on it (see image). The wood of the tree is also used in construction.

References[change | change source]

  1. Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) & IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group (2021). "Chrysophyllum oliviforme". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2021: e.T62407A150107536. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T62407A150107536.en. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chrysophyllum oliviforme". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 12 May 2022.