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Mimusops elengi L.

Bullet wood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderEricalesTea, persimmon, blueberry, Brazil nut, azalea, many others
FamilySapotaceaeA genus of tropical trees that yield latex or edible oils. From Sapota, an obsolete genus of the sapodilla tree, and -aceae
GenusMimusopsFrom middle Greek mimous, probably from Greek mimeisthai, “to imitate;” and -ops

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Mimusops elengi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Mimusops elengi (bullet wood)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia