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Manilkara


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(family Sapotaceae)

A genus of evergreen trees that includes M. zapota (or Achras zapota) which is native to S. America and is now widely cultivated. It yields the delicious, edible fruit known as zapote or, in the East, chiku. There are about 70 species, occurring throughout the tropics.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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