Abbevillea neriiflora O.Berg
Acrandra verrucosa O.Berg
Campomanesia verrucosa (O.Berg) Mattos
Common Name: Guabiroba Branca
Guabiroba branca is a small, semi-deciduous tree with an ample, dense crown; it can grow 3 - 8 metres tall. The grooved bole, which branches from very low down, can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental in gardens, where it is valued for its large, white flowers[
A tree confined to the remaining patches of coastal forest in Sâo Paulo and Paraná, which are severely threatened by habitat destruction. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
]. Found more frequently in secondary formations, growing in valleys, on slopes and along the sides of rivers and streams[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The plant grows in the tropical and subtropical zone.
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. A succulent, acidic pulp, with a few soft seeds[
]. The bluish-green, globose fruit is about 25mm in diameter[
The medium-textured, straight-grained wood is heavy, hard, compact, but very susceptible to rot[
]. Because of its small dimensions it is only used locally for items such as tool handles and general carpentry[420.
The wood is used for fuel and for making charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow the seed in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are normally quite low, with the seed sprouting in 3 - 5 weeks[
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