Labatia chrysophylloides Mart.
Labatia elliptica Pohl ex Miq.
Labatia ramiflora Mart.
Lucuma chrysophylloides (Mart.) A.DC.
Lucuma lateriflora Benth. ex Miq.
Lucuma parviflora Benth. ex Miq.
Lucuma ramiflora (Mart.) A.DC.
Microluma parviflora (Benth. ex Miq.) Baill.
Paralabatia parviflora (Benth. ex Miq.) Aubrév.
Paralabatia ramiflora (Mart.) Aubrév.
Pouteria chrysophylloides (Mart.) Radlk.
Pouteria lateriflora (Benth. ex Miq.) Radlk.
Pouteria ovata A.C.Sm.
Pouteria parviflora (Benth. ex Miq.) Radlk.
Pseudocladia lateriflora (Benth. ex Miq.) Pierre
Richardella parviflora (Benth. ex Miq.) Baehni
Common Name: Curriola
Photograph by: João Medeiros
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Curriola is a semideciduous tree with a globose crown[
]. It grows 15 - 30 metres tall with a straight bole 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. An elegant tree, it has been recommended for landscaping[
S. America - Paraguay, eastern, central and northern Brazil, Bolivia.
Barren lands and semi-deciduous forests[
]. A characteristic tree of the semi-deciduous forests and their transition to the savannah, it is found in dense primary forest and less often in secondary formations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a sandy soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. The fruit contains 1 - 2 large seeds surrounded by a soft, white, fleshy pulp with a slightly sweet flavour[
]. The pear-shaped fruit is about 6cm long and 4cm wide[
The branches contain a milky, latex-like sap[
]. No uses are recorded.
The sapwood is almost indistinct from the heartwood[
]. The wood is heavy, hard, of medium texture[
]. It has little resistance to rot[
]. The wood is used for boards, internal finishing in buildings, construction and the manufacture of toys, boxes etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in individual pots[
]. Germination usually occurs in 3 - 6 weeks, although the germination rate is normally low[
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