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Taxon: Pouteria lucuma (Ruiz & Pav.) Kuntze

Genus: Pouteria
Family: Sapotaceae subfamily: Chrysophylloideae
Nomen number: 102617
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 3(3):195. 1898
Name verified on: 20-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 18-Oct-2001
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • lucmo   (Source: Names Soukup ) – Quichua (Peru)
  • lúcuma   (Source: CoopAmaz ) – Spanish
  • lúcumo   (Source: CoopAmaz ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: beverage base   (fide CoopAmaz 44:179-180.)
  • Human food: fruit   (fide CoopAmaz 44:179-180.)

Distributional range:

    Western South America: Bolivia [w.]; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Chile [n.]


  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin. 2001. World checklist and bibliography of Sapotaceae.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2.
  • Pennington, T. D. 1990. Sapotaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 52:383–385.
  • Pennington, T. D. 1991. The genera of the Sapotaceae.
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  • Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia. In: Secretaria Pro-Tempore, Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica 44:175–180.


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