Sloanea jamaicensis is an evergreen tree usually growing 6 - 20 metres tall but occasionally up to 30 metres[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
Caribbean - Jamaica.
]. Forest and woodland, usually on limestone soils, at elevations from 350 - 750 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
Fruit - raw. Flavoursome[
]. The fruit is a capsule containing about 3 seeds that are around 12mm long and 7mm wide. Each seed is covered with a thin layer of yellow, edible flesh[
The heartwood is heavy, very dark, dense and hard[
]. It is known as a type of ebony[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.