Saurauia goudotiana Linden & Planch.
Saurauia peduncularis veraniana Buscal.
Saurauia brachybotrys is a tree growing up to 15 metres tall. The straight bole can be 25cm in diameter[
The fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. It is occasionally sold with other wild fruits in local markets.
Northern S. America - Colombia.
Dense forest, residual forest, edge of forest, wooded ridgetop, thickets, along streams, secondary forest, brushy second growth slope, roadside, cornfield, meadow and open hillside, gardens, and wet mountain forest, at elevations of 1,500 - 2,500 m[
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Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet, mucilaginous pulp[
]. The green berries often have a purplish red tinge; globose to obovoid, they are up to 15mm in diameter[
The pith of the stem is applied to snake bites to soothe, or even cure them[
The bark is rasped to a powder, which is applied topically to sores to extract the pus[
We have no information on the wood of this species, but the following is a general description of the wood from species in this genus.
The wood is little used, except locally for fuel. It is a pale reddish brown throughout; not attractive; lustre rather low; odourless and tasteless; rather light, but firm, tough, and strong; texture medium; grain straight; easy to cut, saws finely woolly, is rather hairy under the plane; probably not durable. Useful locally for general carpentry and interior construction[
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