Chrysophyllum bumelioides Mart.
Chrysophyllum buranhem Riedel
Chrysophyllum glycyphloeum Casar.
Chrysophyllum lactescens (Vell.) Hoehne
Lucuma glycyphloea (Casar.) Mart. & Eichler ex Miq.
Neopometia lactescens (Vell.) AubrÃ©v.
Pometia lactescens Vell.
Pouteria lactescens (Vell.) Radlk.
Pradosia glycyphloea (Casar.) Liais
Pradosia lutescens Radlk.
Common Name: Marmixa
Marmixa is an evergreen tree with a dense, spreading crown; it can grow 15 - 24 metres tall. The erect bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild and consumed locally, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. The plant also has local medicinal uses.
S. America - eastern and southern Brazil.
Damp floodplains in the rainforest, especially in coastal areas[
]. More often found in open places and secondary forest; in primary forest it is most likely to be a canopy tree[
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Prefers a sunny position[
Trees have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. A slightly sweet, gelatinous pulp surrounding a single large seed[
]. The yellow fruit is about 3cm long and 2cm wide, containing a single, large seed[
The bark is astringent, haemostatic and tonic[
]. It is used in the treatment of leucorrhoea, gonorrhoea, metrorrhagia, haemoptysis, diarrhoea, asthma, scrofula and dyspepsia[
The wood is of average texture, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, slightly susceptible to wood-eating organisms. It can be used internally for general construction[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of almost 100% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 70 - 90 days[
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