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Couepia bracteosa - Benth.
                 
Common Name Pajura
Family Chrysobalanaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Tropical, dryland forests[ 416 ]. Found in secondary forests, along rivers and in upland formations[ 625 ].
Range S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Guyanas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary
Coupeia bracteosa, otherwise known as Pajura, is a popular evergreen fruit tree of up to 20 m in height with a dense and narrow crown, leathery dark green leaves, and white small flowers that forms into clusters in the leaf axils and at the end of branches. The fruit is oval and has a thick, aromatic, oily pulp with a thin skin and a sweet flavour. It can be eaten raw and it has high oil content. The wood is heavy, very durable and used for external carpentry. Amazon, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Colombia, French Guiana, Guianas, Guyana, Peru, South America, Suriname, Venezuela. Also known as: Aruadan, Coro, Marirana, Oiti, Olosapo, Pajura de mata, Pajura-de-racha, Pajura-verdadeiro.

Couepia bracteosa Pajura


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Physical Characteristics
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Couepia bracteosa is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Moquilea bracteosa (Benth.) Walp. Moquilea rufa Barb.Rodr.

Habitats
Edible Uses
Fruit - raw[ 416 ]. A thick, aromatic, oily pulp with a thin skin and a sweet, pleasant flavour[ 416 ]. The fruit is up to 13cm long and 10cm wide[ 416 ].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Other Uses: The wood is heavy, difficult to work, very durable and only slightly susceptible to wood-eating organisms[ 625 ]. It is used for external carpentry[ 625 ].
Cultivation details
A tropical plant. Succeeds in a sunny position or light shade[ 625 ]. Newly planted young trees grow away moderately well. A popular cultivated fruit tree.
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe, in individual containers in partial shade[ 625 ]. The germination rate is usually low, with the seeds taking several weeks before they sprout[ 625 ]. The seeds are collected from very ripe fruit that have the pulp washed out. The seeds should be planted fresh.
Other Names
Coupeia bracteosa, otherwise known as Pajura. Also known as: Aruadan, Coro, Marirana, Oiti, Olosapo, Pajura de mata, Pajura-de-racha, Pajura-verdadeiro.
Found In
Amazon, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Colombia, French Guiana, Guianas, Guyana, Peru, South America, Suriname, Venezuela.
Weed Potential

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None Known
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed
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