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Useful Tropical Plants

Vasconcellea palandensis

(V.M.Badillo, Van den Eynden & Van Damme) V.M.Badillo

Caricaceae

+ Synonyms

Carica palandensis (V.M.Badillo, Van den Eynden & Van Damme)

Common Name:

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General Information

Vasconcellea palandensis is an erect, evergreen tree growing up to 6 metres tall. The bole can be 5 - 10cm in diameter[
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Title
Novon Vol. 10
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
2000
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles, mainly involved with naming new plants, but also giving lots of information about each species described. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

671
Title
Novon Vol. 10
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
2000
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles, mainly involved with naming new plants, but also giving lots of information about each species described. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Ecuador.

Habitat

Humid, premontane forest at elevations from 1790 - 1,850 metres[
671
Title
Novon Vol. 10
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
2000
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles, mainly involved with naming new plants, but also giving lots of information about each species described. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height5.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw. The sweet pulp surrounding the seeds is eaten by putting the whole mass of seeds and pulp into the mouth, sucking and then spitting the seeds out. The seeds and pulp can also be mixed with water and sugar, stirred and then strained to make a fruity drink. The yellow-orange, subglobose fruit is up to 85mm in diameter[
671
Title
Novon Vol. 10
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; St. Louis.
Year
2000
ISBN
 
Description
A series of articles, mainly involved with naming new plants, but also giving lots of information about each species described. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow in individual containers or in a nursery seedbed in light shade. Germination can be slow and difficult, taking about 30 days[
670
Title
Study of the Cultivation Potential of Native Fruit Species in Loja Province, Ecuador
Publication
 
Author
Scheldeman X.
Website
http://www.tropicallab.ugent.be/start.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A partial study, published on the Internet, of the family Caricaceae, with some very good photographs. Also, some notes on the Cherimoya.
]. Seedlings can be planted out when 4 - 6 months old[
670
Title
Study of the Cultivation Potential of Native Fruit Species in Loja Province, Ecuador
Publication
 
Author
Scheldeman X.
Website
http://www.tropicallab.ugent.be/start.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A partial study, published on the Internet, of the family Caricaceae, with some very good photographs. Also, some notes on the Cherimoya.
].

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