Manilkara excisa

Manilkara excisa

Sapodilla Bullet
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Manilkara
Species: M. excisa
Binomial name
Manilkara excisa
(Urb.) H.J.Lam[2]

Mimusops excisa Urb.[2][3]

Manilkara excisa (known locally as either Sapodilla Bullet, Sapodilla or simply Sappa[4]) is an endangered species of tall tree in the Sapodilla family. It is endemic to the extremely steep, forested limestone hills of Trelawny, Cockpit Country and St. James parishes in Jamaica, where, although it is highly prized for its wood, it is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). "Manilkara excisa in IUCN 2009". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Blumea iv. 355 (1941). "Plant Name Details for Manilkara excisa". IPNI. Retrieved December 29, 2009. "Notes: Mimusops excisa" 
  3. ^ Symb. Antill. (Urban). 5(3): 459. 1908 [20 May 1908] "Plant Name Details for Mimusops excisa". IPNI. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ Forestry Dept.. "Local Names of Tree Species". Kingston, Jamaica: Ministry of Agriculture. Retrieved January 21, 2010.