Parahancornia peruviana is an erect, columnar tree with a spreading crown; it can grow up to 35 metres tall. The bole can be 100cm in diameter at the base[
The fruit was once a popular wild food within its native range, but is now rare in markets, and few urban people even know what it is[
]. The tree also yields a latex and a useful timber.
S. America - Peru.
Non-flooded lowland forest[
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Prefers a moist soil[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellowish pulp has a sweet, pleasant flavour[
]. The delicious fruits smell slightly of orange, but are sweet inside and have a brown sugar taste[
A latex flows copiously from damage to the bark and sapwood[
]. The white latex is used in ways similar to Couma macrocarpa, but is considered weaker[
The wood is used for general carpentry[
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