Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

A taxonomic revision of Sapotaceae for mainland Australia.

Abstract

A taxonomic account of Sapotaceae for mainland Australia is provided along with descriptions and keys to the genera and species of native and naturalised taxa of the family. Australia has ten genera (Amorphospermum F.Muell., Donella Pierre ex Baillon, Manilkara Adans., Mimusops L., Niemeyera, Palaquium Blanco, Planchonella Pierre, Pleioluma (Baill.) Baehni, Sersalisia R.Br., Van-royena Aubrév.) with 36 native species, including one subspecies and one variety, and one introduced and naturalised genus (Chrysophyllum L.) with two species. Three new species from Queensland are described and illustrated: Pleioluma ferruginea Jessup, P. pilosa Jessup and Niemeyera discolor Jessup, and two new combinations made, Planchonella myrsinifolia subsp. howeana (F.Muell.) Jessup and Sersalisia obpyriformis (F.M.Bailey) Jessup. Lectotypes are chosen for the names Achras brownlessiana F.Muell., A. xerocarpa F.Muell. ex Benth. and Bassia galactoxyla F.Muell. and a neotype for Lucuma obpyriformis F.M.Bailey.