Sideroxylon foetidissimum Jacq.
  • Enum. Syst. Pl.
  • False mastic

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Sideroxylon foetidissimum Jacq. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 04 Jul 2020'

General Information

Trees, to 25 m . Stems not armed, glabrous. Leaves deciduous; petiole 14-51 mm, glabrous; blade (yellow-green abaxially, lustrous dark green adaxially), elliptic to oblanceolate, 51-117 × 23-63 mm, base rounded, obtuse, or acute, margins slightly involute, undulate, apex rounded to obtuse, surfaces glabrous; venation visible, midrib sunken, marginal vein present. Inflorescences 6-12-flowered. Pedicels 4-10 mm, glabrous. Flowers: calyx 4-5 mm diam.; sepals 5, 1.7-1.9 × 1.2-1.7 mm, glabrous abaxially; petals 5, yellow, median segment elliptic to ovate, 1.8-2.5 mm, (lobed basally), lateral segments vestigial or absent; stamens 5-6, 2.8-3.9 mm; staminodes lanceolate, 1-2 mm, erose or toothed; anthers lanceolate, 1.3-1.7 mm; pistil (4-)5(-6)-carpellate; ovary (4-)5(-6)-locular, 1.2-1.4 mm, glabrous; style 1.4-2 mm. Berries yellow to orange, ellipsoid, [15-]17-21[-26] mm, glabrous. Seeds 13-20 mm.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora of North America @
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    20. Sideroxylon foetidissimum Jacq., Enum. Syst. Pl. 15 (1760). Tipo: República Dominicana, Jacquin s.n.

    Por T.D. Pennington, A.K. Monro, S.P. Thornton-Wood y S. Knapp.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Mesoamericana
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    Other Local Names

    False mastic

     Information From

    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Flora Mesoamericana
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Global Tree Assessment
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).