Caryocar barbinerve Miq.
Caryocar crenatum Wittm.
Caryocar glabrum edule (Casar.) Wittm.
Caryocar edule is a semideciduous tree growing 8 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - eastern Brasil in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia.
Humid forests, especially in secondary formations, of the Atlantic coast[
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Prefers a position with some shade[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The more or less globose fruit can be 6cm in diameter[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular to spiral grained, moderately heavy, resistant to rot but difficult to cut[
]. It is used for stakes, posts, railway ties, boat building, door and window frames etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, sowing the seed in individual containers, placed in a shady position[
]. Germination rates are usually low, with the seed sprouting within 8 - 9 weeks[
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