The dominant forest tree of the virgin bush areas of the Yucatan Peninsula is the sapodilla, Achras Zapota L., important commercially as the source of chicle, the basis of chewing gum. From Cape Catoche to Lake Peten it is one of the most frequent species, characterizing this limestone region, which is a phytogeographic unit with a typical flora
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Lundell, Cyrus Longworth
"Chicle Exploitation In The Sapodilla Forest Of The Yucatan Peninsula,"
Field and Laboratory: Vol. 2
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