Saurauia garcia-barrigae R.E.Schult.
Saurauia hypomalla Benoist
Saurauia leoi Buscal.
Saurauia mojandensis Benoist
Saurauia pseudoexcelsa Buscal.
Saurauia roseotincta R.E.Schult.
Saurauia spragueana Buscal.
Saurauia bullosa is a tree with an open crown; usually growing up to 10 metres tall but with some specimens to 20 metres. The straight to crooked bole can be 20 - 40cm 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 - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
Wet mountain forest, cloud forest, moist Cinchona forest, Podocarpus forest, slopes with secondary forest, rolling hills, wet ravines and gullies, by streams, grassy slopes, cultivated fields, gardens, at elevations from 1,500 - 3,600 m[
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Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. Sweet and mucilaginous[
]. The green, ovoid berries are up to 20mm across[
The white to light brown wood is brittle[
We have no more 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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