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Sapotaceae family

Sideroxylon foetidissimum
Jacquin subsp. foetidissimum,
Enum. Syst. Pl. 15.  1760.
Syn.: Masticodendron foetidissimum (Jacquin) H. J. Lam (1939).

Indigenous very rare tree of deciduous seasonal forest.
We have seen the occasional specimen at Maquis and Latitanse, Dauphin,  and on and around the Pitons. There is a small population on the stony steep hill above the road to Anse Chastanet, Soufriere.
Antigua, Saba, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Martinique, St. Lucia, the Grenadines, Barbados, rest of  West Indies, Tobago, Trinidad, southeastern North America, Mesoamerica.
Exudes only a very small amount of white latex.
Endangered due to small numbers.

Small yellow flowers have a foetid smell and fall on the ground in large numbers (July).