Achras buchananiifolia (Pierre) Bernardi
Calocarpum buchananiifolium (Pierre) Dubard
Calocarpum procerum (Mart.) Dubard
Lucuma buchaniifolia Pierre
Lucuma excelsa A.C.Sm.
Lucuma oblonga Pierre
Lucuma procera Mart.
Pouteria excelsa (A.C.Sm.) Baehni
Urbanella buchananiifolia Pierre
Urbanella cuspidata (Miq.) Pierre
Urbanella excelsa (A.C.Sm.) Aubrév.
Urbanella procera (Mart.) Pierre
Vitellaria procera (Mart.) Radlk.
Common Name: Macarandiba
Macarandiba is a semideciduous tree with a small crown, that can grow 20 - 40 metres tall. The bole often has basal prop roots, it can be 40 - 80cm in diameter[
The fruit is much esteemed in Brazil, where it is both gathered from the wild and also often cultivated, especially around Rio de Janeiro[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela.
A canopy tree in rainforests, growing in areas that can be inundated for part of the year[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the humid tropics.
Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw or made into preserves[
]. A sweet, farinaceous pulp[
]. The greeny-yellow, globose fruit can be 4cm in diameter, containing 1 - 2 large seeds[
The wood is of average texture, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, slightly susceptible to wood-eating organisms. It is suitable for general carpentry, external use, railway ties, posts etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A germination rate below 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 90 days[
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