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- proper noun A genus of large evergreen trees with milky latex; pantropical.
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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the family Sapotaceae— several pantropical treesthat yield timberand latex.
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- noun genus of large evergreen trees with milky latex; pantropical
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Some 120 trees and shrubs are listed in Olmsted et al., including larger trees such as Manilkara zapota, Bursera simaruba and Lysiloma latisiliquum, and in some areas Brosinum alicastrum and Mastichodendron foetidissimum.
Trees in other families include Lophanthera lactescens and Polygala scleroxylon, a tree with very hard and heavy wood, as well as Joannesia heveoides, Manilkara excelsa, and Duckeodendron cestroides.
Some important timber species on the high edge of the várzea include Ceiba pentandra, Manilkara amazonica, and Virola surinamensis.
The valley is also known for the huge variety of native and introduced tropical fruits: Achras sapota, Manilkara achras, Chrysophyllum caimito, Pouteria cainito, Persea americana, Mammea americana, Anacardium occidentale, Carica papaya, Annona muricata, Manguifera indica and more.
The tall evergreen forests 30-40m high with dense crowns and some emergent trees are of the genera Calophyllum, Anacardium, Manilkara, Protium, Inga, Parkia, Copaifera, Erythrina, and Dipteryx.
Dominant species in petenes (besides mangrove trees) are: Manilkara zapota, Bursera simaruba, Malvaviscus arboreus, and Ficus tecolutlensis.
Unless it's another species in genus Manilkara, though it doesn't seem to be.
Symphonia globulifera, Entandrophragma palustre, Uapaca heudelotii, Sterculia subviolacea, Alstonia congensis, and species of Manilkara and Garcinia characterize the swamp forests.
The first story includes the plants "aguacatillo" (Alchornea latifolia), crabwood or "najesí" (Carapa guianensis), and "acana" (Manilkara albescens); the second story has ebony (Diospyros caribaea), Ocotea floribunda, Oxandra laurifolia, Talauma minor, Terminalia spp., and Ficus spp.; and the third story has numerous species of arborescent ferns, Mirtaceae and Melastomataceae.
In drier parts, Conocarpus erectus, Manilkara zapota and Thrinax radiata are also present.