Achras ferruginea Casar.
Guapeba nitida (A.DC.) Pierre
Guapeba psammophila (Mart.) Pierre
Labatia psammophila Mart.
Lucuma nitida A.DC.
Lucuma psammophila (Mart.) A.DC.
Pouteria crassinervia Engl.
Pouteria nitida (A.DC.) Radlk.
Pseudolabatia psammophila (Mart.) Aubrév.
Sapota ferruginea (Casar.) Walp.
Xantolis psammophila (Mart.) Baehni
Pouteria psammophila is a semideciduous tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 4 - 12 metres tall The grooved bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of food and wood.
A tree of coastal rainforest vegetation and granitic outcrops. Large areas of the habitat are being lost to housing, tourist and other developments. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
S. America - eastern and northeastern Brazil.
Coastal rainforests and rocky slopes, usually found on higher areas of ground with a well-drained soil[
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Prefers a sunny position[
A slow-growing tree[
Fruit - raw[
]. The yellowish, globose fruit can be 5cm in diameter[
The wood is of average texture, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, slightly susceptible to wood-eating insects. It is used in general constructions, tool handles, turned objects etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 70 - 80 days[
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