Macleania attenuate B.Fedtsch. & Basil.
Macleania ecuadorensis Hoerold
Macleania elliptica Hoerold
Macleania euryphylla S.F.Blake
Macleania pilgeriana Hoerold
Macleania punctata puberula Danguy & Cherm.
Macleania reducta A.C.Sm.
Macleania sodiroi Hoerold
Macleania trianae Hoerold
Psammisia alpicola Klotzsch
Psammisia rupestris (Kunth) Klotzsch
Thibaudia rupestris Kunth
Common Name: Uva Camarona
Flowering plant, growing in native habitat in Colombia.
Photograph by: Xemenendura
Uva camarona is an epiphytic or terrestrial shrub, growing from 0.6 - 2 metres tall, often with climbing branches up to 6 metres long[
]. Rarely, the plant adopts the habit of a small tree[
]. The plant often has a basal lignotuber up to 1 metre in diameter[
The edible fruit is much appreciated by local people[
]. It is gathered from the wild, and the plant is sometimes also cultivated for these fruits, which are sold in local markets[
S. America - Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, through Central America to Nicaragua.
Lower montane dry forest, premontane dry and wet forest, montane moist, wet and rainforest, subalpine rainforest, Polylepis forest, to humid páramo, at elevations of 2,000 - 4,267 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The soft, delicate, juicy pulp has a sweet, agreeable flavour[
]. The fruit can be sweet or insipid[
]. The round fruit is about 1cm in diameter[
The fruit is eaten fresh in the treatment of lung trouble[
]. A decoction of the fruit is used for the treatment of nerves[
The leaves are used as a hot poultice on bruises[
The wood is used for fuel[
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