Fasciation in Manilkara Zapota L. (Sapotaceae), Trinidad

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) tree one year after a termite nest was burnt.
(A) Normal long shoot (lower arrow) and abnormal long shoot (upper arrow)
(B) Branch (lower arrow) with leaves (upper arrow) of mature an abnormal shoot
(C) & (D) Details of abnormal long shoots and short shoots

This may be the first record of Fasciation in Manilkara Zapota L. (Sapotaceae) in Trinidad and Tobago. Samples were sent aboard for identification.

Author: Linton Arneaud