chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family sapotaceae. it grows rapidly and reaches 20 meters in height. it has numerous names- cainito, kaimito, caimito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait, estrrella and aguay. it is also known by its synonym achras caimito. the leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple oval, entire, 5-15cm long, the underside shines like a golden color seen from a distance. the tiny flowers are purplish white and have a sweet fragrant smell.
it has round, purpled skinned fruit that is often green around the calyx, with a star pattern in the pulp. sometimes there is a greenish-white vartiety of the fruit (see green kaimito to be posted later). the the flattened seeds are light brown and hard. it bears fruit year round after it reaches about seven years of age. it is hermaphroditic (self fertile).
the fruits are delicious as a fresh dessert fruit; it is sweet and best served chilled. the bark is tonic and stimulant, a bark decoction is used as an antitussive.
kingdom : plantae
division : magnoliophyta
class : magnoliopsida
order : ericales
family : sapotaceae
genus : chrysophyllum
species : chrysophyllum cainito
info source : wikipedia
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parbo (11092) 2006-11-12 21:19
I haven’t yet tried this one here in Suriname. You gave me a great idea for test it. Your frame is wonderfully captured as every time an it’s border also very nice with your very informative, detailed notes. Congratulations.
lucero (1102) 2006-11-13 3:23
La verdad es que tu serie de fotos como esta me siguen pareciendo tremendamente originales.
Juegas con texturas y colores y plasmas con gran nitidez objetos cotidianos en composiciones muy bonitas.
Un saludo: Javi
yanm (1485) 2006-11-13 3:35
intersting shot with the rather bright kaimito makes a stand out center of attention in the rule of third.
aralda (1240) 2006-11-13 10:33
You're quite an encyclopedia of exotic fruits!
I enjoy seeing your photos.
riclopes (35567) 2006-11-14 4:38
Hello Benedict, very interesting aditions to the theme. This unknown fruit for me looks very tasty and I hope to have the opportunity to try it someday. Your shot is sharp and clear and I like the way the lighter one on the top, stands out from the pile. Excellent work!
p.s.- soon, I'll have photos from my trip to India, to share with everyone.
- Copyright: Benedict Ong (Benedict) (7064)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-20
- Categories: Food
- Camera: nikon coolpix E4100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fruits and vegetables close ups, Colour, Eat your Fruits and Veggies!, No-space pictures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-12 20:36