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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Manilkara

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Order: Ericales > Family: Sapotaceae

About 70 species, distributed in the tropics, with four species native to southern Africa and a further species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Manilkara concolor

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Manilkara discolor

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Manilkara mochisia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Manilkara nicholsonii


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Information from Glen (2002).

Manilkara zapota (Chico zapote, Sapodilla)

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.