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Useful Tropical Plants

Peritassa laevigata

(Hoffmanns. ex Link) A.C.Sm.

Celastraceae

+ Synonyms

Anthodon laevigatum (Hoffmanns. ex Link) Steud.

Peritassa granulata (Urb.) A.C.Sm.

Peritassa rorida Miers

Peritassa rubicunda Miers

Peritassa smaragdina Miers

Salacia amazonica Loes.

Salacia granulata Urb.

Salacia laevigata (Hoffmanns. ex Link) DC.

Salacia siputa S.Moore

Tonsella laevigata Hoffmanns. ex Link

Tontelea laevigata (Hoffmanns. ex Link) Hoffmanns. ex B.D.Jacks.

Common Name:

Peritassa laevigata
Drawing of the flowering branch
Photograph by: Botanical miscellany [W.J. Hooker], vol. 3: t. 36Suppl. (1833) [n.a.]
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General Information

Peritassa laevigata is a shrub.
The edible fruit is greatly esteemed in Peru, where the plant is commonly harvested from the wild for local use[
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 - Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam; C. America - Costa Rica; Caribbean - Tobago.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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.
]. The pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten[
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.
]. The subglobose fruit is up to 35mm in diameter, containing 2 - 4 seeds each about 20mm long and 13mm wide[
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

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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