Family – Sapotaceae

Family – Sapotaceae. 13 genera in Sri Lanka

  1. SAPOTACEAE

179.01. CHRYSOPHYLLUM L.

C.argenteum Jacq.* [Chrysophyllum glabrum, Jacq.]

C.cainito L.* E:star-apple S:kos-eta-lawulu, rata-lawulu T:seemipla

C.imperiale (Linden ex Kock & Fintelmann) Hook, f.*

C.oliviforme L.* [Chrysophyllum monopyrenum Sw.] E.date plum

C.roxburghii G. Don [Chrysophyllum lanceolatum (Blume) A. DC.] S:lawulu T:kat-illupai

179.02. DIPLOKNEMA Pierre.

D.butyracea (Roxb.) H. J. Lam.* [Bassia butyracea Roxb.] E:butter tree

179.03.1SONANDRA Wight

I.compta (Thw. ex Clarke) Dubard [Isonandra lanceolata var. compta (Thw. ex Clarke) Trimen]

I.lanceolata Wight [Isonandra lanceolate var. angusta Thw.] S.kiri-hembiliya, kiri-warala, mol-pedda

I.montana (Thw.) Gamble [Isonandra lanceolata var. montana (Thw.) Trimen]

L.zeylanica Jeuken [Isonandra wightiana sensu Thw.]

179.04. LABRAMIA A. DC.

L.bojeri A. DC*

179.05. MADHUCA Hamilton ex Gmelin

M.clavata Jayasuriya E.clavate mi . Sikiri-mi, ritigala-mi

M.fulva (Thw.) Macbride , [Bassia fulva (Thw.) Beddome] S:wana-mi

M.indica Gmelin E:Indian butter tree S:urulu-mi T:kaattu-illuppai, illipai

M.longifolia (L.) Macbride [Bassia longifolia L.] E:Mousey mi S.mi T:illupai

M.microphylla (Hook.) Alston [Bassia microphylla Hook.] S:wana-mi

M.moonii (Thw.) H. J. Lam. [Bassia moonii (Thw.) Beddome]

M.neriifolia (Thw.) H. J. Lam. [Bassia neriifolia Moon] S:gan-mi

179.06. MANILKARA Adans.

M.bidentata (A. DC.) Chev.*

M.hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard [Mimusops hexandra Roxb.] S:palu T.palai

M.kauki (L.) Dubard*

M.zapota (L.) P. van Royen* [Achras zapota L.] E:sapodilla plum S:rata-me T:seemi-illupai

179.07. MIMUSOPS L.

M.andamanensis King & Gamble

M.coriacea (DC.) Miq.* [Mimusops commersonii auct., non (G. Don) Engl.]

M.elengi L. S:muna-mal T:makil, mukalai, muklai, vilva-padri

179.08. PALAQUIUM Blanco

P.amboinense Burck* [Palaquium javense Burck]

P.canaliculatum (Thw.) Engl. S:ela-kiri-hembiliya

P.grande (Thw.) Engl. S:kiri-hambiliya, kiri-hiriya, kiri-pedda, mihiriya, molpedda

P.gutta (Hook.) Baill.* [Isonandra gutta Hook.] [Dichopsis gutta (Hook.) Bentley & Trimen] [Palaquium oblongifolium (De Vriese) Burck]

P.hinmolpedda van Royen [Palaquium grande var. parvifolium (Clarke) Trimen] S:heen-mol-pedda, miriya

P.laevifolium (Thw.) Engl. S:et-mol-pedda, mol-pedda, wanna-mi

P.pauciilorum (Thw.) Engl.

P.petiolare (Thw.) Engl. S:kiri-hembiliya, mol-pedda, tawenna

P.rubiginosum (Thw.) Engl. S:kiri-pedda, tawenna

P.thwaitesii Trimen S:ratatiya

P.zeylanicum Verde.

179.09. PAYENA A. DC.

P.leerii (Teijs. & Binn.) Kurz* E:gutta sundek

179.10. POUTERIA Aublet

P.campechiana (Kunth) Baehni* E:Canistel, yellow sapote Srrata-lawulu

P.multiflora (A. DC.) Eyma*

P.obovata (R. Br.) Baehni* [Planchonella obovata (R. Br.) Pierre]

P.sapota (Jacq.) H.E. Moore & Steam* [Lucuma mammosa (L.) Gaertn. f.] E:Mammee sapote

179.11. SIDEROXYLON (Dill.) L.

S.montanum (Swartz) Pennington * [Dipholis montana (Swartz) Griseb.] E.mountain billet, white billet wood

179.12. VITELLARIA Gaertn. f.

V.paradoxa Gaertn. f* [Butyrospermum parkii (G. Don) Kotschy] [Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertn. f.) Hepper] E.shea butter tree

179.13. XANTOLIS Raf.

X.tomentosa (Roxb.) Raf. [Sideroxylon tomentosa Roxb.] T:mul-makil

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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