Englerella macrocarpa Pierre
Englerella speciosa (Ducke) Ducke
Lucuma speciosa Ducke
Richardella speciosa (Ducke) Aubrév.
Pouteria speciosa is an evergreen tree with a small, globose crown; it can grow 20 - 40 metres tall. The erect, cylindrical bole can be 50 - 80cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is popular locally and has the potential for cultivation[
]. The tree also yields a useful timber.
S. America - Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana.
Lowlands that are not subject to inundation in the Amazon rainforest[
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Succeeds in a shady position[
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet, granular pulp[
]. The brown, subglobose fruit can be 9cm in diameter, containing a single, large seed[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, slightly susceptible to wood-eating organisms. It is used in general construction[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in individual containers. A low germination rate can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 90 days[
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