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Canistel

Egg fruit, Ti-es

Sapotaceae Lucuma nervosa A. DC.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The tree is a rather small, up to 25 feet, tropical evergreen native to Central America. Leaves are oblong-lanceolate, up to 8 inches long, and glabrous. Fruit is globose to ovoid, 2 to 4 inches long, 2 to 4 seeded, with a fairly smooth skin. Flesh is yellow and mealy. The fruit is edible, but not highly regarded.