literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Manilkara zapota (Linn.) P. Royen (Syn: Achras xapota Linn.)

Vernacular Name: Sapeta (O); Sapota (Eng., O); Chiku (H).

Evergreen trees, with milky latex; bark grey. Leaves clusteted at the end of branches, oblong, oblong-lanceolate, acute or sub-acute, shining on both surfaces. Flowers solitary, axillary, creamish white; pedicels long, rusty- tomentose. Berry globose, epicarp brownish, flesh pink; seed oblong, black, shining.
Commonly planted in gardens, orchards and homesteads.
Flowering : April - July
Fruiting : February - March.