Dasycarya mexicana Liebm.
Tapirira purpusii T.S.Brandegee
Common Name: Chupandia
Chupandia is a tree growing 6 metres or more tall[
The fruit is popular in Mexico, where the plant has been cultivated since ancient times[
]. The tree also has medicinal uses and provides a soap substitute.
Southern N. America - southern Mexico.
Tropical deciduous and semi-deciduous forest at elevations below 1,200 metres.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the tropics, growing in areas where there is a distinct wet and dry season each year.
]. The yellow fruit is resinous, with an acid flavour[
]. The fruit is about 2cm long[
The seeds are used in traditional medicine[
]. They are taken internally as a treatment for leprosy[
The plant (part not specified) has been used for treating fevers, diarrhoea and dysentery[
The bark can be used as a substitute for soap[
The soft, purplish wood has a strong scent[
]. It is used for trays and making small images[
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