Chrysophyllum dusenii Cronquist
Chrysophyllum inornatum is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense, very branched crown; it can grow 5 - 12 metres tall. The short bole can be 25 - 45cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its timber and edible fruit.
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Humid coastal forests on the coastal plain, most commonly on river banks[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Succeeds in sunny to moderately shady positions[
]. Prefers a moist, clayey soil[
]. Plants can withstand periodic inundation of the soil[
Newly planted young trees grow away slowly[
Fruit - raw. A fleshy pulp[
]. The oval fruit can be 3cm long[
The wood is of irregular grain, average texture, moderately heavy, with a low resistance to rot[
]. It can be used for general interior construction[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. The germination rate is usually low, with the seed sprouting within 70 - 80 days[
]. Seedlings grow away slowly[
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