Manilkara zapota (L.) P.Royen, Blumea 7: 410 1953. (syn: Achradelpha mammosa (L.) O.F.Cook; Achras breviloba (Gilly) Lundell; Achras calderonii (Gilly) Lundell; Achras conzattii (Gilly) Lundell; Achras coriacea Lundell; Achras dactylina Lundell; Achras gaumeri (Gilly) Lundell; Achras latiloba Lundell; Achras lobulata (Lundell) Lundell; Achras lucuma Blanco; Achras mammosa L.; Achras meridionalis (Gilly) Lundell; Achras occidentalis Cels ex Ten.; Achras paludosa Lundell; Achras petenensis (Lundell) Lundell; Achras rojasii (Gilly) Lundell; Achras sapatilla J.Paul & W.Arnold; Achras sapota L.; Achras striata (Gilly) Lundell; Achras tabogaensis (Gilly) Lundell; Achras tainteriana Lundell; Achras tchicomame Perr.; Achras verrucosa Stokes; Achras zapota L.; Achras zapota var. major Jacq.; Achras zapota var. pedicellaris Pierre; Achras zapota var. zapotilla Jacq.; Achras zapotilla (Jacq.) Nutt.; Calocarpum mammosum (L.) Pierre; Calospermum mammosum (L.) Pierre; Gambeya mammosa (L.) Pierre; Lucuma mammosa (L.) C.F.Gaertn.; Manilkara achras (Mill.) Fosberg; Manilkara breviloba Gilly; Manilkara calderonii Gilly; Manilkara conzattii Gilly; Manilkara gaumeri Gilly; Manilkara grisebachii (Pierre) Dubard; Manilkara meridionalis Gilly; Manilkara meridionalis var. caribbensis Gilly; Manilkara rojasii Gilly; Manilkara striata Gilly; Manilkara tabogaensis Gilly; Manilkara zapotilla (Jacq.) Gilly; Manilkariopsis lobulata Lundell; Manilkariopsis meridionalis (Gilly) Lundell; Manilkariopsis petenensis Lundell; Manilkariopsis rojasii (Gilly) Lundell; Manilkariopsis striata (Gilly) Lundell; Manilkariopsis tabogaensis (Gilly) Lundell; Mimusops grisebachii Pierre; Nispero achras (Mill.) Aubrév.; Pouteria mammosa (L.) Cronquist; Sapota achras Mill.; Sapota achras var. lobata A.DC.; Sapota achras var. sphaerica A.DC.; Vitellaria mammosa (L.) Radlk.);
Mexico to Colombia as per WCSP;
 
Native to: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá; Introduced into: Bahamas, Bangladesh, Cayman Is., Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is. as per POWO;
beef apple, chicle, chico sapote, chicozapote, chiku, naseberry, noseberry, sapodilla, sapodilla plum • Bengali: সপেটা sapeta • Hindi: चिकू chikoo, sapota • Konkani: चिक्कू chikku • Marathi: चिकू chiku, चिक्कू chikku • Tamil: cappotta, சீமையிலுப்பை cimaiyiluppai • Telugu: sapota, సీమ ఇప్పచెట్టు sima ippacettu Urdu: Chikoo چیکو ;
 
man-il-KAR-uh — Latinized form of the South American vernacular name for Malabar; also spelled Manilcara
zuh-POH-tuh — from the South American vernacular name sapota

Native of: tropical America  

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Sending photos of Sapota fruit and young tree.
Place : Uruli Kanchan Ashram, Pune
Date  :  May 2010


– Here is one more photo of the Chiku (Sapota) fruits taken from the fruit market in Dombivli.  


Manilkara zapota (L.) P.Royen,  Blumea 7: 410 1953 (syn: Achras zapota L.)
Family: Sapotaceae
Commonly sold fruit in Delhi, but rarely grown
Common English Names: Sapote, sapodilla, chicle, naseberry
Hindi: Cheeku


This one is a Fruit.
Bot. name: Manilkara zapota
Family: Sapotaceae
Common name: Chikoo, Sapodilla plum


– This Tree is  being planted in haryana now days at large scale – Due to regular attack of many fungal diseases in rice wheat cropping system people are shifting slowly slowly towards hort crops. This plant yields fruits earlier than many large hort crops/trees. It is in great demand particularly for kitchen gardens.


-CULTIVATED :: Sapotaceae (sapota family) » Manilkara zapota
Synonyms: Achras zapota, Manilcara achras, Manilkara chiku, Sapota achras

man-il-KAR-uh — Latinized form of the South American vernacular name for Malabar; also spelled Manilcara
zuh-POH-tuh — from the South American vernacular name sapota

commonly known as: beef apple, chicle, chico sapote, chicozapote, chiku, naseberry, noseberry, sapodilla, sapodilla plum • Bengali: সপেটা sapeta • Hindi: चिकू chikoo, sapota • Konkani: चिक्कू chikku • Marathi: चिकू chiku, चिक्कू chikku • Tamil: cappotta, சீமையிலுப்பை cimaiyiluppai • Telugu: sapota, సీమ ఇప్పచెట్టు sima ippacettu
Native of: tropical America


 

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: RVS-10: Sapota, from FRLHT (now IAIM) campus, Bangalore. 

 


 

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This is SAFEDA (SABEDA) tree in Bengali. Edible fruits are smaller than those of cultivated ones.


But i find it difficult to obtain its scientific name. My copy of ‘Plant Grouips’ refers it as Achras zapota in one place and A. sapota in another page. A search in Wikipedia tells me Achras is a rejected name now.


Moreover, the family name given to this plant is ‘Zapotaceae’ in the same book, but it is ‘Sapotaceae’ in the Wiki.

Species : Manilkara zapota L. ?


Bengali name : SAFEDA / SABEDA

Habit & Habitat : Tree, backyard orchard


Date : 23/03/2012 , 3.51 p.m.


Place : Hooghly, West Bengal

ID help : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manilkara_zapota



 

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Flora of Haryana- Manilkara zapota from Nilokheri: Manilkara zapota. Chiku fruit family: Sapotaceae
Shot from Sultan Fish Seed Farm and Research Centre Village Butana Nilokheri Karnal haryana. A common fruit plant


One more picture of Chiku



Nov 2011 Pune
Botanical name Manilkara zapota
Family Sapotaceae
Common name Chikko in Marathi


 

 

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Fruit Trees of Bangalore – RA – Manilkara Zapota – Chikoo Tree – Sappota: Chikoo is a fairly slow-growing, long-lived tree, upright and elegant, distinctly pyramidal when young. It grows up to to 18 m high in the open but reaching 30 m when crowded in a forest. It is strong and wind-resistant, rich in white, gummy latex.  
Its leaves are highly ornamental, evergreen, glossy, alternate, spirally clustered at the tips of the forked twigs; elliptic, pointed at both ends, firm, 7.5-11.25 cm long and 2.5-4 cm wide.  
Flowers are small and bell-like, with 3 brown-hairy outer sepals and 3 inner sepals enclosing the pale-green corolla and 6 stamens. They are borne on slender stalks at the leaf bases.  
The fruit may be nearly round, oblate, oval, ellipsoidal, or conical; varies from 2 to 4 in 5-10 cm in width. When immature it is hard, gummy and very astringent. Though smooth-skinned it is coated with a sandy brown scurf until fully ripe. The flesh ranges in color from yellowish to light- or dark-brown or sometimes reddish-brown; may be coarse and somewhat grainy or smooth; becomes soft and very juicy, with a sweet flavor resembling that of a pear. Some fruits are seedless, but normally there may be from 3 to 12 seeds which are easily removed as they are loosely held in a whorl of slots in the center of the fruit. They are brown or black, with one white margin; hard, glossy; long-oval, flat, with usually a distinct curved hook on one margin; and about 2 cm long.
Ref. Sapodilla

Ever possible beautiful shots of Sapota tree


Good view of the flower … and detailed information.

 

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Unknown tree-2 collected from Aligarh (UP) : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).
Attached images are unknown tree collected from Aligarh (UP). Please ID the tree sp. 

Date :05.04.2014
Location: Aligarh (UP)
Family : ??
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows as a garden plant.
Habit :Tree  


This looks like a Chickoo [Manilkara zapota] tree to me.


I also think it is Manilkara zapota.


Yes to Manilkara zapota



 

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Manilkara zapota : Variegated Leaves : Flower Show,Mumbai : AK-25 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

At the Flower Show in Mumbai on 13th Jan,17.


Thanks … Actually taken in a hurry as I had to travel.


Interesting. Never seen Manikara zapota with variegated leaves.


Thanks. I too was seeing the variegated leaves for the first time.
Flower Show in Mumbai is an interesting place where you find many new things.

 

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Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Bangalore
Date: 19 FEB 2017 … Altitude: ~ 906 m (2972 ft) asl
Manilkara ¿ species ? … (family: Sapotaceae) … exotic
Dear friends,
This chikoo-like tree is haunting me!
I took the photos because the placard read some name different from Manilkara zapota. The pics do not seem to show any feature different from the regular chikoo tree. Will be glad if someone knows about this tree from Lalbagh. 


Its chikoo only. This one is close to big white silk cotton tree, right?


Yes …, it was close to the big white silk cotton tree.

Thank you very very much for clearing my doubts !!


 

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Manilkara zapota (L.) P.Royen : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Altitude: 60 ft.
Date: 11 June 2014


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Anacardiaceae ? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- around 1 mb each. 
Kumily (900m) Kerala, january 2019.
Anacardiaceae family ?

Manilkara ??

Yes.. Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae)  


M.zapota syn. Achras sapota. Thank you.

 

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14102013GS1 a small tree for ID from Jim Corbett : Attachments (2).  3 posts by 2 authors.

This small tree was found planted at Mapple resorts in Jim Corbett. Please help in ID. 


Manilkara hexandra


Appears close to images at Manilkara zapota and not those at Manilkara hexandra

Yes, flowers of the Chikoo fruit.


Yes It’s M. zapota,


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