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Re: Pouteria torta
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2023, 10:36:15 AM »
The taxonomy of Pouteria torta has undergone quite a few changes in the lifetime of this thread. When this forum was born, there were four subspecies: torta, glabra, gallifructa, tuberculata.

About a decade ago, glabra and gallifructa were promoted to species in their own right, leaving torta and tuberculata.

Then, earlier this year (2023) a paper was published by Swenson et al. called Reassessment of generic boundaries in Neotropical Chrysophylloideae (Sapotaceae): Eleven reinstated genera and narrowed circumscriptions of Chrysophyllum and Pouteria. In it, tuberculata was promoted to a species, meaning Pouteria torta is now a bare species. Yesterday, Flora do Brasil updated their database. It will probably take POWO a couple of months. Who knows if this is what the dust will settle on but my guess is yes.

And for those interested in common vernacular, the term guapeva is much more associated with this species than abiurana. At least in Brazil. The old English name is listed as "Twisted Pouteria" (a direct translation of the Latin for P. torta) as in tortuous trunk, but of course no collector or farmer is going to call it that.
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