This species is closely related to Parahancornia negroensis[
Parahancornia surrogata is generally a small tree growing up to 10 metres tall, though specimens up to 20 metres tall have been reported[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of timber.
S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.
Usually found along water courses in the open savannah; in the bordering gallery forest; or sometimes in the adjacent forest along streams with a generally open canopy, at elevations below 400 metres[
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Grows in the wild in sandy soils that contain little organic matter[
Fruit - raw[
]. The pulp surrounding the seeds has a sweet flavour[
]. The fruit is a black, globose berry usually 4 - 6cm in diameter, with some specimens up to 8cm[
A white latex exudes from the damaged bark and sapwood[
]. It is moderately thick, sticky and very bitter tasting[
The cream-coloured wood is soft and easily cut[
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