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Useful Tropical Plants

Naucleopsis ulei

(Warb.) Ducke

Moraceae

+ Synonyms

Acanthosphaera ulei Warb.

Common Name: Balsamo

Naucleopsis ulei

Photograph by: Reinaldo Aguilar
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General Information

Balsamo is a small to tall tree.
The latex and edible fruit are harvested from the wild and used locally for food and medicinal purposes[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador.

Habitat

Found at elevations from sea level to 1,500 metres in Ecuador.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - a sweet flavour[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

The bitter latex is used locally as a febrifuge[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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