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Useful Tropical Plants

Pouteria ucuqui

Pires & R.E.Schult.

Sapotaceae

+ Synonyms

Gymnoluma ucuqui (Pires & R.E.Schult.) Baehni

Piresodendron ucuqui (Pires & R.E.Schult.) Aubrév. ex Le Thomas

Common Name:

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General Information

Pouteria ucuqui is a large evergreen tree with a heavy crown[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
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Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The bole is unbranched for much of its length and has large buttresses at the base[
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Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The fruit is a favourite food of the local people and is avidly collected from the wild. The tree is usually left standing as a fruit crop when the forest is cleared for cultivation.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

Rainforest[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
].

Properties

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HabitEvergreen Tree
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsBees, Insects
Cultivation StatusSemi-cultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



The tree has a very short period of flowering, probably less than three days[
844
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. A delicious flavour when fully ripe[
844
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. Eaten fresh, or mixed with cassava to produce a porridge[
377
Title
Trade Winds Fruit
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/index.htm
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
The on-line catalogue of a company selling seeds. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.
]. The unripe fruit is full of latex and is extremely sticky[
844
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The Ocoki is a large pear-shaped fruit, with a hard thick outer skin of almost woody texture, then a small quantity of very sweet pulpy matter, and within a large black oval stone[
844
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The pulp is very luscious, but is so acrid as to make the mouth and throat sore, if more than two or three are eaten. When, however, the juice is boiled it loses this property; and when made into mingau with tapioca, is exceedingly palatable and very highly esteemed in the Upper Rio Negro, where it is abundant[
844
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

The fruit is sometimes used as a vermifuge[
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Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The seeds are used to make toy whistles. All of the interior of the seed (the cotyledons) is removed and a number of holes, over which the fingers are placed, are made[
844
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets. Vol. 14
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1949 - 1951
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical papers, often dealing with ethnobotanical subjects. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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