Sapotaceae, Gambeya lacourtiana, Obambo, Mumbampfu, Mubambu, Abam, Bébambé,

This tree can reach heights of 30 m. The fruit are ovoide, yellow or orange in color. The pulp contains white latex, characteristic of Sapotaceous fruits. It has an apricot […]

Sapotaceae, Pouteria sapota, mamey sapote

Originating in Central America, Mamey has become common in the throughout Caribbean, Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. It is widely cultivated in the American tropics, sold in produce markets and, to […]

Sapotaceae, Manilkara zapota, Chico Sapote, Nispero

Indigenous to Mexico and Central America, Sapodilla (or Chico Sapote) is a traditional food plant of the Mayan and Aztec cultures and the source of chewing gum, or chicle, chewed […]


Here’s a list-in-progress of plant families, ordered alphabetically. Click a family name and the link will take you to a page listing corresponding entries. I am in the process up […]


Following is a list of plant species I work with. The list mostly consists of species from around the world, typically those species I have encountered while living, traveling and […]