The towering evergreen Sapodilla tree
grows sweet, brown-yellow, egg-shaped fruit.
"It's definitely an inferior material," said Lentz, who reasons that the temple-builders would only have accepted logwood if they had run out of suitable sapodilla trees
During the second century, Central American Mayans enjoyed chewing chicle, the natural gum from the latex of the sapodilla tree
, which later became the main ingredient in chewing gum.
Which sweet is made from chicle, the sap of the sapodilla tree
Gum had been discovered hundreds of years earlier by the Maya of southern Mexico - who found that a thick, milky liquid which oozed out of the wild sapodilla tree
was very tasty.
Sindh Minister for Minority Affairs Hari Ram Kishori Lal has assured his full support to Sri Parwati, a widow, whose 60-acre orchard of lemon, mango, dates and sapodilla trees
, located in Deh Makhiaro on Mondhal channel in Umerkot, had been reportedly occupied by influential persons of the area belonging to the Rajar community.
Towering mahogany, cedar, and sapodilla trees
rise up from swaths of green-carpeted ground.
The first study site was a 0.4 ha sapodilla grove (105 sapodilla trees
) at the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center (UF-TREC).
Balls of gutta percha, the dried sap of sapodilla trees
, arrived in 1848, while by the early 1900s natural rubber had become the main material.
On a recent visit, I sat beneath aged sapodilla trees
enveloped in gigantic elephant ears enjoying a surprisingly delicious lunch from the snack bar: a chicken empanada and a chicken salad sandwich on rosemary bread.
Originally, chicle, the resin from sapodilla trees
, and spruce tree resin were used for gum base.
TROPICAL GUM TREE The Mayan Indians found gum growing in the jungles of Central America--inside sapodilla trees
. The tree has a stretchy sap, called chicle.
Traps were placed on sapodilla trees
at a height of 4.0 to 4.5 m, within the canopy, and spaced at a distance of 20 to 30 m between traps.
Ancient Mayans in Mexico used chicle sap from sapodilla trees
, while the ancient Greeks used mastiche, derived from the resin of the mastic tree.
Zamagiria dixolophella larvae were collected in sapodilla trees
Manilkara zapota van Royen, in the following orchards: "El Nayar" (14[degrees]49'36"N and 92[degrees]20'52"W at 44 masl) and "Cazanares" (14[degrees]44'40"N and 92[degrees]24'20"W at 20 masl), both located in the municipality of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.