|Species||Common name for the plant in West Indies|
|Synonyms||Cainito pomiferum Tussac, Chrysophyllum caeruleum Jacq.|
|Common Names||Star Apple, Caimito, Breast Milk Fruit|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||Caribbean Islands|
Chrysophyllum cainito is a fairly common cultivated tree. The most distinctive feature is the copper-coloured underside of the leaves. The upper surface of the leaves is glossy and sometimes have such depressed venation that it appears wrinkled. The branches are rusty brown and the petiole is slightly curved.
Form of the Star Apple near the entrance of Hougang Swimming Complex.
Alternate leaves with petiole having a slight bend.
The upper (above) and underside (below) of the leaf.
The fruits, about the size of a normal apple.
Cut fruits showing the "star".