Abbevillea rugosa O.Berg
Britoa guazumifolia (Cambess.) D.Legrand
Britoa hassleriana Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.
Britoa sellowiana O.Berg
Campomanesia albiflora Rojas Acosta
Campomanesia itanarensis Kiaersk.
Lacerdaea luschnathiana O.Berg
Psidium guazumifolium Cambess.
Common Name: Sete Capotes
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Sete capotes is a deciduous tree with an open crown; it can grow 3 - 8 metres tall. The crooked and grooved bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter, with a corky bark that peels naturally from the trunk[
The edible fruits are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, though they are not appreciated by everyone[
]. The tree is occasionally cultivated in its native range for its edible fruit[
Southern S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, southern and eastern Brazil.
]. Forest edges, secondary growth formations, gallery forests etc[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant mainly of the subtropics, just entering into the tropical zone.
Succeeds in a sunny position and dappled shade[
Plants are quite slow growing[
Fruit - raw[
]. A juicy, succulent pulp with an acidic-sweet flavour[
]. A tasty fruit, rich in vitamins, it is used for making, jams, jellies and compotes[
]. The subglobose, yellow fruits are about 35mm in diameter[
The wood is moderately heavy, hard, compact, of medium natural durability[
]. It is used for internal work and general carpentry[
The wood is used to make charcoal[
Seed - it has a short viability and is best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow in a lightly shaded position in nursery seedbeds or in individual containers. Fresh seed has a very high rate of germination, with the seed sprouting within 15 - 30 days. Transplant seedbed sown plants to individual containers when they are about 3 - 5cm tall and the plants should be ready to go into their final positions about 9 - 10 months later[
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