The tree produces a very popular fruit as well as having a wide range of local medicinal uses and a good quality wood. It is widely cultivated in tropical regions . Chrysophyllum cainito is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 and is frost tender. The plant is. One of the relatively minor fruits of the family Sapotaceae, the star apple or goldenleaf tree, Chrysophyllum cainito L. (syn. Achras caimito Ruiz & Pavon), has.

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Chrysophyllum cainito

Small flowers occur in clusters. It prefers moist soil. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

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Description A medium to large sized tree from ft high. The fruit is about 10cm in diameter[ ]. Pouteria viridis Green Sapote. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Branches of star apple tree are used as a medium in growing orchids while the wood pulp is made into high quality paper.


It has spread to the lowlands of Central America and is now grown throughout the tropics, including Southeast Asia. The fruit is globose and typically measures from 2 chrysophylllum 3 inches in diameter.

Star Apple – Chrysophyllum cainito

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The branches are used as an orchid-growing medium[ ]. In Cambodia, this fruit is called “plae teuk dos ko” which means milk fruit due to its milky juices inside. The fresh fruit is also often added to salads, drinks, and other dishes. List of Pests Top of page Major host of: This page was last chrysophylkum on 14 Novemberat It is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies.

The wood is used for general indoor construction and used for fuel. Ceratitis rosa Natal fruit fly. In Nigeria, it is called Agbalumo or Udara, and it’s usually orange in colour C.

The wood is used for general indoor construction, such as planking, light framing, flooring, interior trim, lining, shelving, cladding, panelling and partitioning. Star Apple Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical, slow-growing evergreen tree that is usually about 25 m tall and m wide.


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Synsepalum subcordatum Giant Miracle Fruit. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Views Read Edit View history. Stem, showing the small flowers and the attractive underside of the leaves Photograph by: It is also suitable for mouldings, light tool handles, inlaying, carving, joinery, furniture and cabinet making[ ].

Good-quality veneer and plywood can be obtained from it[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Takes 4 – 7 months[ ]. Prefers a sunny position[ ].