Hancornia gracilis Spruce ex MÃ¼ll.Arg.
Zschokkea gracilis MÃ¼ll.Arg.
Lacmellea gracilis is a shrub or small tree growing up to 3.6 metres tall. The bole is slender and usually unbranched for up to half of the tree's height[
The tree is harvested from the wild for the local use of its edible fruit, latex and timber.
Northern S. America - northern Peru to Brazil.
Lowland Amazonian rainforest, growing in dry loams along the margins of the forest at elevations around 400 metres[
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A plant of mainly low elevations in the moist tropics.
Fruit - raw[
The latex of some species is palatable[
The latex obtained from the plant is of low quality, but is sometimes used to adulterate rubber from Hevea brasiliensis[
Wood yellowish or pinkish brown with a greyish cast; fine-textured; light in weight, but firm; takes a smooth, dull finish[
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