Lacunaria grandiflora Ducke
Lacunaria silvatica (Pulle) A.C. Sm.
Quiina silvatica Pulle
Touroulia jenmanii Oliv.
Lacunaria jenmanii is an evergreen tree with an elongated crown growing 4 - 18 metres tall[
]. The straight, cylindrical bole is 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is often gathered from the wild for local use. With its delicious fruit, the plant has great potential for home gardens and commercial production[
S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Humid upland rainforests in primary and secondary formations[
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Succeeds in sunny positions and in shade[
A slow-growing tree[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Fruit - raw[
]. The thick-skinned fruit has a succulent, sweet pulp with a delicious flavour[
]. The subglobose fruit is about 7cm in diameter[
The wood is coarse-textured, irregular-grained, heavy, slightly susceptible to wood eating organisms, easy to cut. It is only used for small items such as tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - it has a short viability and should be sown as fresh as possible in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are generally low, with the seed sprouting in 40 - 60 days[
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