The tree produces a very popular fruit as well as having a wide range of local medicinal uses and a good quality wood. It is widely cultivated in tropical regions . Chrysophyllum cainito is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 and is frost tender. The plant is. One of the relatively minor fruits of the family Sapotaceae, the star apple or goldenleaf tree, Chrysophyllum cainito L. (syn. Achras caimito Ruiz & Pavon), has.

Author: Nikozil Kazigore
Country: French Guiana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 8 March 2006
Pages: 218
PDF File Size: 9.80 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.97 Mb
ISBN: 359-2-17584-710-9
Downloads: 64115
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shakasa

Seeds are not available for the Star Apple. Established plants are tolerant of drought[ ]. Grown as an ornamental for the attractive golden chrjsophyllum to the leaves.

Chrysophyllum cainito – Star Apple

A better way of serving the fruit is to cut around the middle completely through the rind and then, holding the fruit stem-end down, twisting the top gently back and forth. The latex of the tree cainitl applied on abscesses and, when dried and powdered, it is given as a potent vermifuge.

Seed – sow in a light, sandy loam[ ]. Datasheet Chrysophyllum cainito caimito.

Star Apple

Good-quality veneer and plywood can be obtained from it[ ]. Star apple grows successfully in a range of tropical or near tropical areas. There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: A decoction of the rind, or of the leaves, is taken as a pectoral[ ]. If the dry period is most pronounced, undue loss of leaves and less juicy or even shrivelled fruit are evident, which indicates that the drought is too severe and irrigation is needed[ ].


Propagation Either by seeds, which take years to bear, or by grafting and budding, with trees coming to bear in chrysophylluum. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. The wood is used for general indoor construction and used for fuel. Small flowers occur in clusters. In Malayalam it is called “Swarnapathry” meaning ‘[the tree with] golden leaves’.

You can unsubscribe at anytime. Mature trees are seriously injured by temperatures below -2c and recover slowly. The fruits are delicious as a cainiot dessert fruit; it is sweet and best served chilled. This QR Code is unique to this page. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

It cannot grow in the shade. Ceratitis rosa Natal fruit fly. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Prefers a sunny position[ ]. QR Code What’s this?

The pleasantly acidic flesh is high in carbohydrate and is eaten fresh[ ]. Chrysophyllum soboliferum Pradosia brevipes Armadillo Fruit. Please view the copyright link for more information.

Requires a moist, well-drained soil[ ]. Forest and Kim Starr. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. When opening a star apple fruit, one should not allow any of chrysophylluj bitter latex of chrysophhyllum skin to contact the edible fresh[ ].


Native to tropical America, from the Caribbean through Central America. A sweet flavour[ chrysohyllum. The plant is self-fertile.

Infusions of the leaves have been used against diabetes and articular rheumatism. The wood is sometimes used for fuel[ ]. Chrysophyllum ottonis Klotzsch ex Miq. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

Chrysopuyllum with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. It has numerous common names including cainitocaimitotar applestar applepurple star applegolden leaf treeabiabapomme de laitestrellamilk fruit and aguay. Tannins are extracted from the bark[ ].

Fertile, well drained and slightly acid soils are ideal for good growth, though the plant can succeed on almost all types of soil[ ]. Description A medium to large sized tree from ft high. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

Occasionally grown commercially in parts of south Florida.