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MembrilloBotanical Name: Gustavia augusta

A medium-sized tree with a straight trunk that is often unbranched, with just one cluster of leaves at the top of the trunk like a palm. Leaves are very large.  Fruit ellipical, green to brown; pulp is yellowy orange; 2-20 seeds/fruit. Pulp eaten roasted or boiled, mixed with rice. The tree is used as wood for construction. The leaves in decoction are used to cure intoxication by poisoned arrows.

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Subtropical, Tropical
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I live in Ipswich,qld,have this near other trees & covered completely from wind. I water it with warm water in cold temps, its growing like crazy so will wait & see if we get a very cold winter, what it does to it. | Heather Dampier - Ipswich, QLD 09-Apr-2012


Well it survived its first very cold winter, will cover it again this winter as i did last one,so hopefully will continue to do ok. | Heather Dampier - Ipswich, QLD 08-Jan-2013
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