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Zapote

Quararibea cordata

Description:

Alternatly named Matisia cordata, and called Pau by the Achuar, these are large trees that have a central thick trunk with larger branches going off from that. The leaves are large, more than a foot across. The fruit grows from small branches and has a "cap" that attaches the fruit to the tree. The fruit is bright yellow inside with large seeds.

Habitat:

These trees can be found in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.

Notes:

While not as popular as other jungle fruit, it is often around as a snack.

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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.60, Long: -77.11

Spotted on Jan 11, 2007
Submitted on Feb 1, 2019

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