Saturday, November 9, 2013

Jabuticaba - The Brazilian Grape Tree

Jabuticaba (Plinia cauliflora) is a tree from the Amazon, that bears large grape-like fruit directly on the trunks, limbs and main branches. The fruit is 3–4 cm in diameter with one to four large seeds.

Some people do not eat the skin and suck it out like a dark grape and discard the seeds. Any type of food like jams, sauces or juice and wine could be made from the fruits.

Being from the subtropical rain forests and cauliflory, it calls to mind many Australian cauliflorous trees that flower on the trunk.

Bumpy satinash (Syzygium cormiflorum)

Davidson's plum (Davidsonia pruriens)

Durobby  (Syzygium moorei)
and many more...

Design of antiseptic formulations containing extract of Plinia cauliflora

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