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Taxon: Sideroxylon foetidissimum Jacq.

Genus: Sideroxylon
Family: Sapotaceae subfamily: Sapotoideae tribe: Sideroxyleae
Nomen number: 312826
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 15. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 55. 1763)
Name verified on: 17-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Barbados-mastic   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • false mastic   (Source: Trees US [as Mastichodendron foetidissimum]) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Quintana Roo
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala




Check other web resources for Sideroxylon foetidissimum Jacq.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

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