Common name: Naseberry, Sapodilla, Nispero
Malay name: Ciku
Scientific name: Manilkara zapota (L.) P. Royen
Conservation status: Cultivated, Naturalised, Introduced (Tropical Americas)
A tree that grows 18-30 m tall. Leaves are glossy, elliptic and spirally arranged. It bears bell-shaped, pale green flowers. Fruits are somewhat round, brown and hairy.
Habit: Perennial tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds, grafting or air-layering
Ecological function: The flowers of this tree attract pollinators.
Pollinator: Insects, primarily bees
Soil: Sand, loam. It tolerates saline soils
Moisture: Well-drained, fertile soils
Shade: No shade
Use: Fruits are eaten raw or used in desserts.