Achras glaucescens Willd. ex Steud.
Bumelia nervosa Vahl
Chrysophyllum macrophyllum Lam.
Lucuma acreana K.Krause
Lucuma goudotiana Dubard
Lucuma rivicoa C.F.Gaertn.
Pouteria rivicoa (C.F.Gaertn.) Ducke
Richardella macrophylla (Lam.) Aubrév.
Richardella rivicoa (C.F.Gaertn.) Pierre
Vitellaria glaucophylla Engl.
Vitellaria rivicoa (C.F.Gaertn.) Radlk.
Common Name: Cutite
Cutite is a semi-deciduous tree with an elongate crown[
]. It grows 10 - 25 metres tall with a straight, cylindrical 20 - 45cm in diameter[
The tree is valued for its edible fruit which is both gathered from the wild and also often cultivated[
]. Trees in the forest are often there because of semi-cultivation by the local people[
]. The fruits are sold in local markets[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, French Guiana, Surinam.
Rainforests, in areas that do not become seasonally inundated, and in places where there is a transition to grassland and savannahs[
]. Most specimens in the wild are there as a result of semi-cultivation by native people[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Semi-cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun or dappled shade[
Selected strains have fruits up to 6cm in diameter[
Fruit - raw[
]. The fruits contain 1 - 2 seeds surrounded by a thick layer of starchy, slightly sweet pulp[
]. The fruits are up to 6cm long and 4cm in diameter[
The wood is heavy, hard to cut, of medium texture, straight grained and uniform[
]. It has good resistance to insects and is of long durability[
]. It is used for small construction work and for external work such as fence posts, crosspieces, stakes etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in individual pots in a position in semishade[
]. Germination usually occurs in 4 - 5 weeks, though the germination rate is normally low[
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