Chrysophyllum brasiliense A.DC.
Sarcaulus brasiliensis is an evergreen tree with a dense, fairly wide, elongate crown; it can grow 6 - 12 metres tall. The bole is superficially grooved, it can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - northern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.
An understorey tree in uplands and on slopes in the rainforest, always near a watercourse
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Succeeds in full sun to fairly dense shade[
]. Requires a moist soil[
Fruit. A sweet-tasting pulp[
]. The yellow, globose fruit can be 25mm in diameter, containing 1 - 2 seeds[
The wood is medium-textured, irregular-grained, light in weight, hard, with a good resistance to the attacks of wood-eating organisms. It can be used in general carpentry, for turned objects and tool handles[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 60 - 90 days[
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