Axinanthera macrophylla H.Karst.
Bellucia arborescens (Aubl.) Baill.
Bellucia aricuaizensium Pittier
Bellucia axinanthera Triana
Bellucia costaricensis Cogn.
Bellucia weberbaueri Cogn.
Common Name: Manzana de Montana
Manzana de montana is a small tree with a rounded crown; it can grow 6 - 8 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The tree is sometimes cultivated for its fruit, and is also grown outside its native range, especially in Indonesia[
S. America - Bolivia, Peru and Brazil, north to the Caribbean and through Central America to Mexico.
Wet mixed forest, sometimes in open pine forest, or in pastures, at elevations lower than 300 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Founf in the wild on sandy soils and also on limestone[
The plant sometimes escapes from cultivation and becomes naturalized[
The large juicy fruits are edible[
]. Not very tasty[
]. The pale yellow fruit is a depressed-globose berry around 25mm x 30 - 50mm, containing numerous small seeds[
The juice from the bark is given to babies as a treatment for thrush[
The fresh fruits are used as an anthelmintic[
The rasped stem is used to dye gourds[
Seed - due to its small size, it is best to place the fruits in plastic bags until the pulp has partially decomposed then mix them with water to make a suspension. Water the soil in a nursery seedbed with this suspension and do not cover the seed, but make sure the soil does not dry out[
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