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Useful Tropical Plants

Pseudanamomis umbellulifera

(Kunth) Kausel

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Anamomis esculenta (O.Berg) Griseb.

Anamomis umbellulifera (Kunth) Britton

Eugenia esculenta O.Berg

Eugenia umbellulifera (Kunth) Krug & Urb.

Myrcia umbellulifera (Kunth) DC.

Myrcianthes krugii Kiaersk.

Myrcianthes umbellulifera (Kunth) Alain

Myrtus erythroxyloides Kunth

Myrtus umbellulifera Kunth

Common Name: Monos Plum

Pseudanamomis umbellulifera
Ripening fruit
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General Information

Monos plum is a medium-size, ornamental evergreen shrub growing up to 5 metres tall.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northwestern S. America - Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; Caribbean - Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of hot, tropical lowlands, growing in areas with medium to high rainfall[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. Plants can tolerate light frosts[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].
Tolerant of a variety of soil conditions[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. Grows well in beach sand.
Seedling plants can commence fruiting when 3 - 5 years old[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].
Plants often produce 2 crops of fruit per year[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
]. A small, yellow, ellipsoid fruit, about 25 - 30mm in diameter, with a juicy, sweet but insipid pulp[
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
,
335
Title
Perennial Edible Fruits of the Tropics : an Inventory
Publication
 
Author
Martin, F. W.; Campbell, C. W.; Rubertbe, R. M.
Publisher
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Year
1987
ISBN
 
Description
A booklet giving terse details of almost 300 species of edible fruits, plus regional lists of Botanical and Common names for over 2,500 less well-known edible fruits of the tropics.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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