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Guttiferaceae (Clusiaceae) , Garcinia braziliensis, bakupari, bacupari, bacupari-miudo, bacuparizinho

December 5, 2009

The bakupari, native to dry tropical forests of S. America, is regularly cultivated in domestic orchards of southeast Brazil. It is also commonly found growing wild in the Amazon, the Atlantic Forest, and on the coastal levees from Pernambuco to Parana.

The tree is small, evergreen, growing four to eight meters tall.

The fruit is smooth and round, containing an edible pulp with an agreeable, sweet-acidic flavor.

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