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Useful Tropical Plants

Bourreria succulenta

Jacq.

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Bourreria venosa (Miers) Stearn

Cordia bourreria L.

Crematomia venosa Miers

Ehretia bourreria (L.) L.

Ehretia rupestris Salisb.

Common Name:

Bourreria succulenta
Ripening fruits
Photograph by: Jenny Evans
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Bourreria succulenta Bourreria succulenta

General Information

Bourreria succulenta is an evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading or drooping branches; it can grow 3.5 - 7.5 metres tall. The bole can be 10cm or more in diameter[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
The tree is occasionally harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of fuel.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean - Tobago to Cuba and the Bahamas; Southeastern N. America - Florida.

Habitat

Coastal and limestone forests, especially in thickets and cutover forests[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
]..

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant can flower and produce fruit nearly all year round[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
]. Pulpy, sweet and succulent[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
]. The saffron to orange coloured fruit is about the size of a pea[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The light brown wood is hard. It is generally too small to be used for anything other than fuel[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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