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Pouteria guianensis - Aubl.

Common Name Asepoko.
Family Sapotaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rainforests[422 ].
Range S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas and north to Trinidad.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
Pouteria guianensis Asepoko.


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pouteria guianensis is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

UK Hardiness Map US Hardiness Map

Synonyms

Chaetocarpus pouteria J.F.Gmel. Krugella hartii Pierre Labatia pedunculata Willd. Labatia tovarensis Engl. Lucuma hartii Hemsl. Lucuma huallagae Standl. Pouteria cuatrecasasii Aubrév. Pouteria demerarae Sandwith Pouteria glazioviana Dubard Pouteria hartii (Hemsl.) Dubard Pouteria obidensis Huber Pouteria pedunculata (Willd.) Poir. Pouteria tovarensis Engl.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw[422 ]. The pulp is firm and sweet tasting[422 ]. The fruit is 45 - 50mm long and 40 - 53cm wide[422 ].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

The heartwood is a light to dark brown; the sapwood is pale brown. The grain is straight, there is no distinctive taste or aroma. The wood is very hard, strong and durable, resisting attacts of fungi and insects. It has a high silica content making it difficult to saw and giving it a high blunting effect; planing is moderately easy, The wood is used for purposes such as construction, making furniture[46 ]. Industrial crop: Hydrocarbon.

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Management: Standard  Regional Crop

Humid tropics. A regional crop.

Carbon Farming

  • Industrial Crop: Hydrocarbon  Materials, chemicals and energy include bioplastics, rubber, biomass products gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, butane, propane, biogas. Plants are usually resprouting plants and saps.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Regional Crop  These crops have been domesticated and cultivated regionally but have not been adopted elsewhere and are typically not traded globally, Examples in this broad category include perennial cottons and many nuts and staple fruits.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Asepoko, Jansnijder, Marapasmukri, Pepeboiti, Poyak, Redijamboka,

Found In

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

Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guianas, Guyana, Panama, Peru, South America, Suriname, Trinidad, Venezuela

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.

None Known

Conservation Status

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

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Pouteria altissimaAbam, Apotro, GomuTree35.0 10-12 MLMHNDM004
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Pouteria campechianaCanistel, EggfruitTree15.0 10-12 FLMHNDMWe422
Pouteria pierreiAningeriaTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNM204
Pouteria sapotaSapote, Mamey SapoteTree25.0 10-12 MMHNM422

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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