Sapotaceae

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Sapotaceae
Pouteria sapota - marmalade tree - desc-leaf cluster - from-DC1.jpg
Pouteria sapota
Scientific classification
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Sapotaceae
Type genus
Manilkara Adans.
Subfamilies

Chrysophylloideae
Sapotoideae
Sarcospermatoideae

Sapotaceae is a family of flowering plants, belonging to order Ericales. The family includes about 800 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in approximately 65 genera (35-75, depending on generic definition). Distribution is pantropical.The best known member of this family is the shea tree,Vitellaria Paradoxa.