Coco Plum

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Coco Plum

 

or golden plum (Chrysobalanus icaco), a shrub or small tree (up to 9 m high) of the family Chrysobalanaceae. The fruits are pinkish white, bright red, or almost black in color and tartly sweet and somewhat tangy. Their white flesh grows compactly around an elongated seed; the fruits resemble a large plum.

The coco plum grows wild along the seacoast of tropical America. It is cultivated in the tropics of America and Africa. The fruits are used as food; the flesh as a black dye; an edible oil is obtained from the seeds.

REFERENCE

Siniagin, I. I. Tropicheskoe zemledelie.Moscow, 1968.
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(2011), studying the pH of ripe 'guajiru' fruits (Chrysobalanus icaco L.), obtained value of 5.64, which is similar to that obtained in the fully ripe 'guajiru' fruit in the present study ([E.sub.4]-5.3).
MacapA 4/4 267 2,304 149 Porto Grande 4/4 216 3,197 157 Pracuuba 1/1 100 821 287 Serra do Navio 1/1 48 831 320 Tartarugalzinho 1/1 70 1,049 102 Chrysobalanaceae (b) Chrysobalanus icaco L.
The plants included 3 each of 6 species growing in containers at Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center (FLREC): cocoplum, Chrysobalanus icaco L.; yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria Aiton; wild coffee, Psychotria nervosa Swartz; Bahama wild coffee, P.
Some of the most severely impacted species, such as wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera L.) and cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco L.), are important both as popular ornamental plants and as essential components of natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats (Pemberton 2003a, b).
All lobate lac scales used in this study were collected from a single cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco L.) shrub located in Kendall, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Coco plum seedlings (Chrysobalanus icaco L.) infested with the invasive lobate lac scale were used to observe the host finding behavior.
LOBATE LAC SCALE HOST PLANTS USED WERE CHRYSOBALANUS ICACO, ILEX VOMITORIA, MYRICA CERIFERA, RANDIA AC-ULEATA OR RAPANEA GUINENSIS.