Brunfelsia macrocarpa is an evergreen tree that can grow from 2 - 7 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 - Colombia.
An understorey plant in dense, primary, coastal forests; growing at elevations near sea level[
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 large, showy flowers are said to be fragrant with the odour of honeysuckle[
Fruit - raw[
]. The fleshy, yellow, globose fruit is around 4 - 5cm in diameter[
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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