Cornutia cymosa Donn.Sm.
Gerascanthus cymosus (Donn.Sm.) Borhidi
Cordia cymosa is a tree usually growing 5 - 20 metres tall but exceptionally to 30 metres[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally.
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala.
Moist to very humid forests at low elevations[
]. Mostly found in cloud forests, and rarely at low elevations in wet forests[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Although we have seen no specific information for this species, the fruits of all members of this genus are said to be edible[
]. In general the fruit comprises a thin to fairly thick layer of pulpy, sweetish-tasting flesh surrounding a single seed[
The orange to black fruits are about 10mm long[
The wood is used for rural constructions and fence posts[
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