1. Family: Sapotaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Synsepalum (A.DC.) Daniell
      1. Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Sapotaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree
    Leaves
    Young leaves purplish
    Fruits
    Fruits purplish.
    Note
    Often cultivated
    Vernacular
    the "Miraculous Berry".
    [FWTA]

    Sapotaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree, about 25 ft. high
    Leaves
    In leaf characters much resembling a Chrysophyllum, especially C. subnudum.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Trinidad-Tobago

    Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dalziel, J.M. [8174], Cameroon K000029723
    Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.86], Cameroon K000029724
    Talbot, P.A. [3720], Nigeria Synsepalum glycydora K000430600

    First published in Pharm. J. Trans. 11: 446 (1852)

    Accepted by

    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Santisuk, T. & Balslev, H. (eds.) (2014). Flora of Thailand 11(4): 499-666. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 23: 291 (1943).
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 1, 3: 106
    • Engl. Monogr. Afr. 8: 32, t. 7
    • Baillon Hist. Pl. 11: 287 (1892)
    • in Bell Pharm. Journ. Trans. 11: 445 (1852)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0