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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: MameyDisco on February 09, 2019, 11:49:16 PM

Title: Sapotaceae ID Assistance
Post by: MameyDisco on February 09, 2019, 11:49:16 PM
Having some trouble identifying this fruit which seems to be Sapotaceae, has latex. Don't know the genus or species, any help is much appreciated. Fruit was found on the ground as shown.

(https://i.postimg.cc/vDm06XhQ/IMG-5282.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vDm06XhQ) (https://i.postimg.cc/K4sJ7Lpt/IMG-5283.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K4sJ7Lpt)

Cut open
(https://i.postimg.cc/JGSqBLY8/IMG-5388.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JGSqBLY8)

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Sapotaceae ID Assistance
Post by: Grapebush on February 10, 2019, 05:57:49 AM
Looks like a strange, underdeveloped and maybe overripe Abiu (Pouteria caimito).
Title: Re: Sapotaceae ID Assistance
Post by: Mangifera08 on February 10, 2019, 06:32:54 AM
I think Grapebush is right. It`s a Pouteria caimito/Abiu. But I would not say it looks strange or overripe. It`s just an green/unripe abiu.
Abiu can vary a lot in fruit shape. Not al abius are round.

Title: Re: Sapotaceae ID Assistance
Post by: MameyDisco on February 10, 2019, 06:55:04 AM
Thanks for the info, will report with ripe fruit for confirmation.