Marmelada. Alibertia edulis. a.k.a. Purui. A green fruit, similar in size and shape to the pomegranate. Its black pulp is said to resemble marmalade and quinces. Alibertia edulis. (A. Rich.) A. Rich. in DC., Prodr. Lagartillo, Madroño, Trompito, Trompo, Wild guava. Glabrous, dioecious shrub or small tree, to Extract from Tomas B. Croat BCI Descriptions. (A. Rich.) A. Rich. in DC.,Prodr. 4: Lagartillo, Madroño, Trompito, Trompo, Wild guava. Glabrous.

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The fruit pulp is edible, meaty with a slightly gritty texture and has an agreeable sweet-sour flavour. In addition, this study may confirm part of the pharmacological activity popularly attributed to this species and opens perspective for the future use in various renal and cardiovascular diseases.

Alibertia edulis – Useful Tropical Plants

Last update on Make pruning to form. There are usually domatia visible on the There are usually tiny pits called domatia visible on the underside of the leaf, at the axils between the primary and secondary veins. Although Alibertia edulis L.

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Log In New Account Sitemap. The flowers are white and either female or male on separate plants.

Since the paired stipules are usually present at the base of the opposite leaves, this is readily recognized as Rubiaceae, but there are a lot of Rubiaceae. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan.


Flowers and leaves Photograph by: How many suns are in our solar system. The plants cannot differentiate before they blossom. Wild guava Names in non-English exulis Seedlings start to fruit when around three years old. They are arranged in pairs along the stems and remain on the eddulis throughout the year. Close-up of the flower Photograph by: Performs best on rich to moderately fertile, free-draining clay, loam and sand soils of a moderately acid to neutral nature, generally with a alibetia of 5.

Dioecious plant, with masculine and feminine individuals in separate plants. Small with conical crown of the height of up to 4 m 13 feetthe crown is narrow of up to 3 meters 10 feet of width at the base and 50 cm 2 feet at the apex.

M armelada is a fruiting plant originating in tropical America, its distribution extending across wet, moist and seasonally dry areas from southern Mexico, through Central America and the Caribbean, to Guyana and Brazil.

Disclaimer This website is provided for general information only. This may contribute, at least in part, to the formation of thickets reported in parts of its native range.

It is fast-growing and forms a shrub or small tree 2 to 6 m 6. Some Psychotriasuch as LK psycma P.

Finally, AEAE was alibertiaa to present important in vitro antioxidant properties. Now containing plants. Williams Alibertia tutumilla Rusby Alibertia utilis A. Jackson Thieleodoxa lanceolata Cham. Rich decoction is used in Brazilian folk medicine due to its possible antihypertensive effect, this species has never been critically investigated as a hypotensive drug.


Alibertia edulis

alibfrtia The fruit is consumed in-kind, ice cream is a delicious dessert, in the form of jam, juices and ice creams. There does not appear to be any record of it as a weed or of it escaping cultivation and naturalisation anywhere in the world. The petiole is short with a slight channel running its length on the upper surface. The small stems are sometimes used for making tools or as firewood.

A forest treelet, not more than 7 m tall, with a stem often branching near the base and light brown bark. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Tree Atlas of Panama. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Alibertia edulis – Wikipedia

Kuntze Garapatica edulis Alibrrtia. Widespread in the understory of lowland forests along the Canal, but much more common near the Pacific coast. Best planting season is November to January, water after planting and every 15 days if no rain.

The skin is smooth, green when young, becoming yellow then chocolate brown when ripe and has soft pulp embedded with numerous flat brown oval seed, each up to 0. Plasma sodium, potassium, total protein, urea, creatinine, AST and ALT concentrations were measured in samples collected at the end of the experimental period seventh day.