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Useful Tropical Plants

Cymbopetalum costaricense

(Donn.Sm.) Saff.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Asimina costaricensis Donn.Sm.

Common Name:

Cymbopetalum costaricense
Leaves
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General Information

Cymbopetalum costaricense is a shrub or small tree.
The flower petals are sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a flavouring.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.

Range

Central America - Panama, Costa Rica.

Habitat

Forests[
369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics, found at elevations from near sea level to over 1,000 metres.

Edible Uses

The flower petals are used to give a distinctive flavour to chocolate[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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