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Pakistan | Family List | Sapotaceae

3. Manilkara Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 166. 1763. -nom. Cons.; Corner, Wayside Trees of Malaya 1: 599. 1952.


  • Achras L.

    Evergreen trees with milky juice. Leaves alternate or spirally arranged, coriaceous. Flowers solitary, or fascicled, axillary. Calyx 6-lobed, lobes in 2 series. Corolla 6-lobed, star-shaped, glabrous, each lobe 3-segmented. Stamens as many as corolla lobes, opposite, often alternating with another row of stamens or staminodes. Ovary superior. Fruit ovoid or globose berry. Seeds large with narrow ventral scar.

    A genus with 70 species, distributed in tropical regions. In Pakistan it is represented by 2 cultivated species.

    1 Flowers white. Fruit rusty brown, many-seeded   1 Manilkara zapota
    + Flowers yellow. Fruit red, 1-seeded   2 Manilkara hexandra

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