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Manilkara chicle

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Manilkara chicle

Manilkara chicle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Manilkara
Species: M. chicle
Binomial name
Manilkara chicle
(Pittier) Gilly[1]

Achras chicle Pittier
Mopania chicle (Pittier) Lundell

list sources :[1][2][3]

Manilkara chicle is a tropical evergreen tree native to Mexico and Central America. The tree ranges from Veracruz in Mexico south to Atlántico in Colombia.[4] It yields a natural gum known as chicle, traditionally used in making chewing gum and other products.

See also


  1. ^ a b Trop. Woods no. 73: 14. 1943 "Manilkara chicle"Plant Name Details for .  
  2. ^ J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 9: 436. 1919 "Achras chicle"Plant Name Details for . IPNI. Retrieved December 25, 2009. Distribution: Vega Grande, near Los Amates, Izabal (Guatemala, Central America, Southern America)
    nomenclatural synonym: Sapotaceae Mopania chicle
    nomenclatural synonym: Sapotaceae Manilkara chicle
  3. ^ Wrightia 6: 19. 1978 "Mopania chicle"Plant Name Details for . IPNI. Retrieved December 25, 2009. nomenclatural synonym: Sapotaceae Achras chicle 
  4. ^ Manilkara chicle information from NPGS/GRIN

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