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Taxon: Manilkara chicle (Pittier) Gilly

Genus: Manilkara
Family: Sapotaceae.
Nomen number: 428790
Place of publication: Trop. Woods 73:14. 1943
Name verified on: 19-Nov-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:

  • Materials: gum/mucilage; wood   (fide F Guat, used as an adulterant of chicle)

Distributional range:

    Central Mexico: Mexico - Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico - Chiapas; Nicaragua; Panama
    Western South America: Colombia - Atlantico


  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85. (L Belize NY)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2001. World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae. (L Sapotaceae)
  • Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae. In: Organization for Flora Neotropica, ed., Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:70–72.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) - on-line resource. (Pl Names)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)


Check other databases for Manilkara chicle (Pittier) Gilly:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
    Note: Defaults to a search by genus or species epithet if species binomial not found.

Check other databases for images:

  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (03 January 2009)

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