This name is not universally accepted. We are following the treatment in the online Flora do Brasil 2012, but some other treatments accept the genus Rollinia, in which case the correct name for this species would be Rollinia dolabripetala (Raddi.) R.E.Fr.[
Rollinia dolabripetala (Raddi) R.E.Fr.
Rollinia longifolia A.St.-Hil.
Common Name: Lancewood
Lancewood is a tree growing 5 - 7 metres tall[
The edible fruit is mainly gathered from the wild and consumed locally. The plant is occasionally cultivated in Brazil and the Guyanas for its edible fruit[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw[
The wood is used for construction[
The seed of many species in this genus has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
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