Hancornia floribunda Poepp.
Zschokkea floribunda (Poepp.) Müll.Arg.
Lacmellea floribunda is a tall shrub or small tree with an open crown; it can grow 3.6 - 5.4 metres tall[
]. The slender bole is straight and cylindrical, usually free of branches for up to 1.5 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for the local use of its edible fruit, latex and timber.
Northern S. America - Brazil, Peru, Colombia.
Lowland Amazonian rainforest[
]. In clearings or along the margins of forests at elevations around 120 metres[
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A plant of mainly low elevations in the moist tropics.
Fruit - raw[
]. The orange to reddish berry is around 40cm in diameter[
The latex of some species is palatable[
]. The meagre flow from this species is insipid[
The latex obtained from the plant is of low quality, but is sometimes used to adulterate rubber from Hevea brasiliensis[
The wood is pinkish brown throughout. It is odourless and tasteless; straight-grained; moderately fine or medium-textured; of light or medium density; sometimes fibrous and at times takes a lustrous polish; perishable[
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