Common Name: Darling Plum
Darling plum is an evergreen tree growing 6 - 7.5 metres tall. The bole is 15 - 20cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The fine-quality timber is used locally.
Southeast N. America - Florida, to the Bahamas and Marquesas Islands
Scrublands and coppices[
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A plant of low elevations in the tropics and subtropics.
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. An agreeable flavour[
]. Thin skinned, with a very sweet, agreeable flesh that is said to resemble blueberries[
]. The purple or nearly black fruit is about 15 - 20mm long with a thin flesh covering a single seed[
The heartwood is a rich dark brown; the sapwood light brown, usually comprising the outer 15 - 20 rings of annual growth[
]. The wood is heavy, exceedingly hard, strong and close-grained[
]. It is used for cabinet work[
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