Chloroluma gonocarpa (Mart. & Eichler ex Miq.) Baill.
Chrysophyllum cearaenses Allemão
Chrysophyllum cysneiri Allemão
Chrysophyllum ilicioides Rusby
Chrysophyllum lucumifolium Griseb.
Chrysophyllum nemorale Hojas
Chrysophyllum obtusifolium Allemão
Chrysophyllum persicastrum Eichler
Martiusella gonocarpa (Mart. & Eichler ex Miq.) Pierre
Pouteria boliviana (Rusby) Baehni
Sapota gonocarpa Mart. & Eichler ex Miq.
Sideroxylon bolivianum Rusby
Sideroxylon reticulatum Britton
Syderoxylon bolivianum Rusby
Chrysophyllum gonocarpum is a semi-deciduous tree with a dense crown growing 10 - 20 metres tall[
]. Although it often forms branches from low down on the bole, some specimens can have a straight and uniform bole that can be unbranched for 20 - 30 metres[
]. The bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber, which is used commercially.
S. America - Argentina, Bolivia, southern, central, eastern and northern Brazil.
Forests, especially in the Amazonian foothills, mainly towards the bottom of slopes or in valleys where the soil is moister[
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Prefers a position in at least some shade[
Young plants are slow to establish and grow away[
Fruit - raw[
]. A thick, sweet, juicy pulp[
The light brown to pink wood is fine-textured, straight grained, compact, moderately heavy, elastic and durable[
]. Of low durability, susceptible to attacks of termites and fungi[
]. It is difficult to machine since it contains a high content of silica, but finishes well[
]. It is used for construction, boxes and agricultural implements[
]. It has been recommended as a source of pulp for paper making[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in individual containers in a shady position[
]. A moderate germination rate is usually attained in 20 - 30 days[
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