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Useful Tropical Plants

Vasconcellea sphaerocarpa

(Garcia & Hernandez) V.M.Badillo

Caricaceae

+ Synonyms

Carica sphaerocarpa Garcia & Hernandez

Common Name:

Vasconcellea sphaerocarpa
Ripening fruit on a plant in the Colombian Andes
Photograph by: John Ocampo
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General Information

Vasconcellea sphaerocarpa is an evergreen shrub or small tree.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northern S. America - Colombia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit.

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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