Abbevillea recurvata O.Berg
Abbevillea regeliana O.Berg
Campomanesia martiana O.Berg
Campomanesia recurvata (O.Berg) Nied.
Campomanesia regeliana (O.Berg) Kiaersk.
Guajava cuprea (O.Berg) Kuntze
Guajava macrosperma (O.Berg) Kuntze
Guajava pilosa (Vell.) Kuntze
Guajava widgreniana (O.Berg) Kuntze
Psidium cupreum O.Berg
Psidium lagoense Kiaersk.
Psidium macrospermum O.Berg
Psidium pilosum Vell.
Psidium widgrenianum O.Berg
Common Name: Araca Roxo
Araca roxo is a semi-deciduous, large shrub or small tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 3 - 5 metres tall. The twisted bole is more or less cylindrical and about 15 - 30cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. The tree is suitable for street planting in narrow streets and under power cables[
S. America - eastern, central and northeastern Brazil.
Semideciduous forests in both primary and secondary formations, growing most commonly on deep, well-drained, clay soils. Also found as an isolated specimen in pastures and other open areas[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Fruit - raw[
]. A succulent pulp with an acidic flavour[
]. It can have a laxative effect[
]. The brown, globose fruit is around 3cm in diameter[
The fruit is laxative[
The bark has a high tannin content[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties and not very durable. It can be used for light cabinet making, boxes, tool handles, agricultural utensils etc[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A moderate germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 21 - 28 days[
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