In recent years Baehni has provided us with some elaborate studies on the Sapotaceae (1, 2) and we understand that it is his intention to continue the series of generic monographs. As I pointed out in a criticism (8) concerning the first of his papers, this seemed not a very successful beginning, be it only because one usually does not start a series of generic monographs by giving a survey of the whole family with the nature of a conclusion, without risking the judgment of prematurity. As might have been expected this paper contains a number of incorrectnesses, which may largely be ascribed to an insufficient knowledge of this intricate and difficult family.