Casimiroa edulis La Llave, Nov. Veg. Descr. 2: 2 1825. (Syn: Casimiroa edulis f. microcarpa Martínez; Zanthoxylum araliaceum Turcz. (Unresolved));

 
 



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Rutaceae Week – Bangalore – RA – Casimiroa edulis – White Sapote Tree: White Sapote is a species of tropical fruiting tree, native to eastern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica. Mature trees range from 5-16 m tall and are evergreen. The leaves are alternate, digitately compound with 3-5 leaflets. The leaflets are 6-13 cm long and 2.5-5 cm broad with an entire margin, and the leaf stalks is 10-15 cm long. Flowers are yellow-green and not scented. They are grouped in panicles. The fruit is an ovoid drupe, 5-10 cm in diameter, with a thin, inedible skin turning from green to yellow when ripe, and an edible pulp, which can range in flavor from bland to banana-like to peach to pear to vanilla flan. The pulp can be creamy-white in green skin varieties or a beige- yellow in yellow skin varieties. It contains from one to five seeds that are said to have narcotic properties.

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Rutaceae Week: UD6 CASIMORA EDULIS from California: Submitting pictures of Casimora edulis.
Bark, Buds, Green fruits
Buds in winter, fruits in summer … in California
my pics are from a physician’s garden, same tree… several years apart
This tree grows in mounsides of Central America called White Sapote when ripe, I think its flesh is yellow…
( not to be confused with Chikoo the regularly seen Sapote // sabeda fruits in India)
Do not know if it was ever brought in to India???


 

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Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – Casimiroa edulis – White Sapote Tree: White Sapote is a species of tropical fruiting tree, native to eastern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica. Mature trees range from 5-16 m tall and are evergreen. The leaves are alternate, digitately compound with 3-5 leaflets. The leaflets are 6-13 cm long and 2.5-5 cm broad with an entire margin, and the leaf stalks is 10-15 cm long. Flowers are yellow-green and not scented. They are grouped in panicles. The fruit is an ovoid drupe, 5-10 cm in diameter, with a thin, inedible skin turning from green to yellow when ripe, and an edible pulp, which can range in flavor from bland to banana-like to peach to pear to vanilla flan. The pulp can be creamy-white in green skin varieties or a beige- yellow in yellow skin varieties. It contains from one to five seeds that are said to have narcotic properties.


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Kindly identify
Small tree
Minute flowers
Botanical Garden, Panjab University, Chandigarh
February 2017


Really interesting, never came across…waiting for id!!


Any possibility of being Casimiroa edulis ???
Nomally five leaflets but here only three. 


You seem to be right …, an exotic plant..!!


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