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Rubiaceae, Randia formosa, blackberry jam fruit

April 4, 2008

Randia formosa, from the Rubiaceae family, native to Brazil, is a small tree related to gardenia and coffee and chacrua. It has fragrant, white flowers similar in aroma to the gardenia. The tree doesn’t get much taller than eight feet. The fruit is a yellow capsule with an almost brittle shell, similar in shape, although smaller in size and color, to the pomegranate. Upon breaking open the capsule, one will find dark, jam-like pulp with numerous seeds in its midst. The pulp has a taste similar to that of blackberry jam, or some other jam, thus the name.

Randia formosa

Rubiaceae, Randia formosa, Blackberry jam, leaf and fruit

Rubiaceae, Randia formosa, blackberry jam fruit

Rubiaceae, Randia formosa, blackberry jam fruit

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Edward Musgrave permalink
    November 14, 2008 10:08:09 pm

    I need more information on Randia Formosa fruit trees (blackberry fruit tree) I have one that does not look well . Ed

  2. ana patrícia permalink
    August 20, 2010 10:08:18 pm

    preciso de informações sobre a espécie randia formosa pois estou fazendo um trabalho com ela sobre propagação e preciso fazer uma revisão bibliografica.

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