Pouteria reticulata (Engl.) Eyma
Punte amarillo (Colombia); Piaste caimito (Colombia); Guapéva (Brazil); Guapeva (Brazil); Abiu (Brazil); Tushmo Amarillo (Peru); Quinilla De Fruto Negro (Peru); Quinilla Blanca (Peru); Quina Quina (Peru); Caimitillo (Peru); Nisperito (Venezuela); Anumu (Venezuela); Chupón (Venezuela); Chupón Rosado (Venezuela); Wapi (Guyana); Cutitiribá (Brazil); Zapote Macho (Colombia)
Sideroxylon uniloculare Donn. Sm.; Sideroxylon meyeri Standl.; Pouteria unilocularis (Donn. Sm.) Baehni; Pouteria reticulata subsp. Reticulata; Pouteria reticulata subsp. surinamensis T.D. Penn.; Pouteria meyeri (Standl.) Baehni; Pouteria anibifolia (A.C. Sm.) Baehni; Lucuma batten-poollii Benoist; Lucuma anibaefolia A.C. Sm.; Franchetella unilocularis (Donn. Sm.) Aubrév.; Franchetella reticulata (Engl.) Aubrév.; Franchetella anibifolia (A.C. Sm.) Aubrev.; Chrysophyllum reticulatum Engl.
The trees are reported to reach heights of 25 to 35 m, and diameters of 40 to 80 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical, up to 18 m long. The buttresses are medium sized to well developed. It presents abundant white latex. Pouteria trees have edible f
Pouteria reticulata occurs in mixed lowland tropical and subtropical rain forests, in a range between 100 to 1,500 m of altitude. In Venezuela it is reported to grow grouped in formations called "chuponales".
This species is reported to be widely distributed all over the tropical and subtropical forests in Central and South America.
Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Vessels in radial multiples of 4 or more common. Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays exclusively uniseriate.
It has no characteristic odor or taste.
The sapwood is pale reddish brown, the heartwood is reddish brown color.
The grain is reported to be straight or interlocked.
The wood is mostly medium in texture.
The wood surface is described as moderate in luster.
Sawmilling of this species is reportedly easy.
Planing operations are rather easy.
Molding operations are rather easy.
Boring operations are rated as fair.
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