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Mimusops coriacea
(A.DC.) Miq., Sapotaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Imbricaria coriacea A. DC.

Common name(s): [more details]

French: pomme jacot

Habit:  tree

Description:  "A tree with leathery-textured, obovate leaves with notched apexes; flower petals with deeply fringed appendages; and yellow-orange, flattened-globose fruit 1.25-2 inches in diameter on pedicels 2.5-4 inches long, containing mild, edible pulp and 3-5 seeds (Staples & Herbst, 2005; p. 520).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles; cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics (GRIN).  Mascarine Islands (Staples & Herbst, 2005; p. 520).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Moorea Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Raiatea (Havai) Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
French Polynesia
Austral (Tubuai) Islands
Raivavae (Raevavae) Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Hawai‘i (Big) Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1966) (voucher ID: BISH 69061)
Taxon name on voucher: Mimusops coriacea (A.DC.) Miq.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
cultivated
Staples, George W./Herbst, Derral R. (2005) (p. 520)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1987) (voucher ID: BISH 515162)
Taxon name on voucher: Mimusops coriacea (A.DC.) Miq.
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island introduced
cultivated
Staples, George W./Herbst, Derral R. (2005) (p. 520)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
O‘ahu Island   Bishop Museum (U.S.A. Hawaii. Honolulu.) (1924) (voucher ID: BISH 69043)
Taxon name on voucher: Mimusops coriacea (A.DC.) Miq.
New Caledonia
New Caledonia Archipelago
Île Grande Terre introduced
invasive
cultivated
MacKee, H. S. (1994) (p. 128)
"Parfois naturalisée, notamment dans la région de Sarraméa". Vouchers cited: Baumann 11516, MacKee 2146, Papineau in MacKee 41849, Gay in MacKee 43040
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) introduced
invasive
Randall, R. P. (2007) (p. 313)
"Weed".
Indian Ocean
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Comoros
Comoro Islands
Comoro Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
La Réunion (France)
La Réunion Island
La Réunion Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Lavergne, Christophe (2006)
Cultivé/Subspontané
Mauritius
Mautitius Islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)
Rodrigues Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Lavergne, Christophe (2006)
Seychelles
Seychelles Islands
Seychelles Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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