Britoa sessiliflora O.Berg
Common Name: Guabiroba Verde
Guabiroba verde is a semi-deciduous shrub or small tree with a rounded crown; it can grow 3 - 6 metres tall. The grooved bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is greatly appreciated with the plant's native range, where it is often gathered from the wild[
]. It is also sometimes cultivated in home gardens[
S. America - Paraguay, central and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.
Mainly found in sandy, well-drained soils in dry savannah, seasonally deciduous forests and fields[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Mainly found at low elevations in the subtropics, its range just extends into the tropics.
Prefers a sunny position[
]. Prefers a sandy, well-drained soil in the wild[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. A firm, succulent pulp with a sweet flavour[
]. The green, globose fruits are about 4cm in diameter[
The wood is fine-textured, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, hard and with an average susceptibility to wood eating organisms[
]. Because of its small dimensions, it is only used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed[
]. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seeds sprouting within 40 - 50 days[
]. Seedlings grow away moderately quickly[
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