Flowering stem and immature fruit
Photograph by: A. Gentry
Poraqueiba paraensis is a relatively fast-growing, evergreen tree with a dense canopy, reaching a height of 15 - 25 metres[
A very popular fruit within the plants native range in the Amazon, where the fruit is commonly gathered from the wild and the tree is also cultivated in home gardens[
S. America - Brazil, Venezuela.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. The fleshy, oily pulp has a peculiar taste and aroma[
]. It is often served with manioc flour[
], and is made into a 'butter' for spreading on bread[
]. The fruit is around 7cm long and 5cm wide[
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