Moquilea salzmannii Hook.f.
Licania salzmannii is an evergreen tree with an irregular, plumose crown; it can grow 15 - 40 metres tall with a bole 50 - 70cm in diameter[
The tree yields an edible fruit which is commonly harvested from the wild and greatly appreciated locally[
]. It has been sold in local markets[
S. America - central eastern Brazil.
]. Well-drained soils in the coastal plains of the Atlantic rainforest[
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Prefers a position with some shade[
]. Established plants are somewhat drought tolerant[
Newly planted young trees usually establish and grow away moderately well[
Fruit - raw[
]. A fibrous, aromatic pulp with a sweet, pleasant flavour[
]. The fruit is about 11cm long and 8cm wide, containing a single large seed[
The wood is irregular-grained, heavy, moderately resistant to wood eating organisms[
]. Of average quality, it can be used in carpentry[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow the seed in individual containers, placing them in a semi-shaded position. Germination rates are usually in excess of 80%, with the seed sprouting within 50 - 60 days[
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