Saurauia intermedia Buscal.
Saurauia maxonii Donn. Sm.
Saurauia pauciserrata Hemsl.
Saurauia zahlbruckneri Buscal.
Saurauia kegeliana is a tree growing 4.5 - 7.5 metres tall.
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use. A popular fruit within the plants native range, it is often sold in local markets, where it is known as 'capulin', 'capulin months', 'alais', and 'cresta de gallo'[
Central America - Nicaragua to Mexico.
]. Dark forest, moist forest, wet mixed forest, second growth woods, opening in forest, wet thicket, brushy slope, south facing slopes, narrow gorges, cleared area, along road; at elevations from 550 - 3,000 metres[
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A plant of the moist tropics, found at higher elevations of 550 metres and above.
Fruit - raw. The fruit is very juicy and sweet; its pulp, which looks much like the white of an egg, is good to eat[
]. The globose fruit is about 10mm in diameter[
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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