Couepia calophlebia Standl.
Line drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit (Couepia eriantha is also on this page)
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 14(2): fasicle 42, t. 14, fig. I (1867)
Couepia racemosa is a slender, straggly tree with a spreading crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its fruit.
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela.
Humid areas, especially along the margin of streams, at elevations around 150 metres in Peru[
]. Non-flooded forest or on periodically flooded ground, riverine forest and river banks, and secondary forest[
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Fruit - raw[
]. A succulent, white flesh[
]. The yellow, ovoid fruit is up to 45mm long and 35mm wide[
The pale, pinkish brown wood is moderately heavy and hard[
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