Alcoceratothrix longibracteata (A.Juss. ex Mart.) Nied.
Alcoceratothrix rugosa (Benth.) Nied.
Alcoceratothrix stipulacea (A.Juss.) Nied.
Byrsonima coleostachya Griseb.
Byrsonima longibracteata A.Juss. ex Mart.
Byrsonima rugosa Benth.
Byrsonima stipulacea is an evergreen tree with a dense, pyramidal crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall. The bole is normally straight and more or less cylindrical, it can be 40 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood and edible fruit.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Found mainly in primary and secondary formations of the Atlantic rainforest on clay and fairly fertile soils[
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Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet, succulent pulp surrounding a single, hard seed[
]. The yellow, globose fruit is up to 30mm in diameter[
The heartwood and sapwood are not clearly differentiated. The wood is of medium texture, straight-grained, moderately heavy, with moderate mechanical properties and low durability[
]. It is used in general construction for internal purposes such as beams, scantlings, laths, floors etc, as well as for making furniture[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are normally low, with the seed sprouting within 5 - 9 weeks[
]. Transplant the seedlings to individual containers when 5 - 7cm tall[
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