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Pourouma cecropiifolia - Mart.

Common Name Amazon Grape
Family Urticaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rainforests, in areas that do not usually become inundated[420 ].
Range S. America - Western Amazon in Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (2 of 5)
Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Pourouma cecropiifolia Amazon Grape


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pourouma cecropiifolia is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 7 m (23ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: 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.

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Synonyms

Pourouma edulis Dufr. Pourouma multifida Tr?cul Pourouma sapida P.Karst. Pourouma uvifera Rusby

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[301 ]. The purple, grape-like fruits are up to 4cm in diameter, with a large seed and a sweet, juicy, white pulp that has the flavour of a grape[46 , 301 ]. They can be made into wine, jams and jellies[301 ]. The fruits are produced in clusters[335 ].

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Medicinal Uses

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The warmed bark is used as a poultice for treating hard boils[348 ].

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Other Uses

Other Uses: The wood is light, soft and easy to work[420 ]. It has a thick texture, poor mechanical properties and is not very durable[420 ]. It is used for linings, boxes, toys and plywood[420 ]. It is also pulped for cellulose[420 ].

Special Uses

Food Forest

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Cultivation details

A tree of the hot, humid, tropical lowlands, where it is found at elevations up to 1,000 metres[335 , 420 ]. It is not tolerant of frost[335 ]. Succeeds in full sun or dappled shade[420 ]. Found in the wild on fertile, clayey soils[420 ]. A relatively fast-growing plant, it can commence fruiting when three years old[301 ]. A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seeds are required.

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a seedbed in a sunny position[420 ]. Less than 50% of the seeds usually germinate, normally within 3 - 5 weeks[420 ].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Washi shuinia, Mapati, Caimaron, Curcura, Peruma, Uva, Uvula,

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Bolivia, Plurinational State of; Ecuador; Peru; Colombia; Honduras; Brazil; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Amazon, Asia, Australia, Pacific, Peru*, Philippines, Puerto Rico, SE Asia, South America.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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