Lucuma durlandii Standl.
Paralabatia belizensis (Lundell) Lundell
Paralabatia durlandii (Standl.) Aubrév.
Paralabatia potosina (Lundell) Lundell
Peteniodendron belizense Lundell
Peteniodendron durlandii (Standl.) Lundell
Peteniodendron potosinum (Lundell) Lundell
Pouteria potosina Lundell
Pouteria suffulta Baehni
Pouteria durlandii is a semideciduous tree with a dense crown growing 5 - 12 metres tall. The bole is slightly grooved, around 20cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a local source of food and wood.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; C. America - Panama to Mexico.
Atlantic rainforest and coastal forests, usually in secondary formations[
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Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
A slow-growing tree[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The yellow, globose fruit is around 3cm in diameter, containing 1 - 2 large seeds and very little flesh[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, resistant to wood-eating organisms. It is suitable for exterior purposes, turned objects, window and door frames etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate in excess of 80% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 100 - 120 days[
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