Brunfelsia chocoensis is a sparsely-branched, evergreen shrub growing about 2 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although providing many well-known foods for people, including the potato, tomato, pepper and aubergine, most plants in the family Solanaceae also contain poisonous alkaloids. Unless there are specific entries with information on edible uses, it would be unwise to ingest any part of this plant[
S. America - northern Colombia; C. America - southern Panama.
An understorey plant in swampy forests; growing at low elevations[
Grows best in a position with partial shade - when growing in full sun the foliage may scorch and drop[
]. Prefers a loamy, fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil[
]. Many species in this genus grow wild in alkaline soils and, in non-alkaline soils, all members of the genus can benefit from the addition of some ground limestone[
The flowers are fragrant[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellow, globose fruit is up to 3cm in diameter, containing a thin layer of fleshy pulp[
Seed - it has a short period of viability and does not tolerate dessication. Sown fresh, it germinates within 2 - 4 weeks[
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