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Cuchampera

Gonolobus lasiostemma

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more information http://www.maya-ethnobotany.org/edible-n...

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12 Comments

BonifacioSanchez
BonifacioSanchez 7 years ago

yo he comido esa fruta o' vegetal es delisiosa asada o recien cortada de la planta tiene mucha carnaza y por dentro estan las semillas que tambien se pueden comer cuando estan tiernas,se encuentra por lo regular en el campo la planta da de 6 a 8 frutas por año. att.Bonny Sanchez

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Filochofia, Thanks for the link to the website...it's really nice that you have Powerpoint presentations that can be used.They might just be useful for me in some of my classes. I've been to Guatemala a couple of times and absolutely love the country. Ethnobotany is one of the most fascinating aspects of plant studies, I think. I shall definitely contact you if I come to the country...and keep up the interesting posts.

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

Filochofia, is this the same fruit: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/753...

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

Great website & it must be a very nice job. Look forward to more of your posts on here.

Filochofia
Filochofia 8 years ago

You should come to Guatemala then :D if you come, contact me. Here where I work are always making excursions to take photographs of exotic plants. I work as a photographer for http://www.maya-ethnobotany.org

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Wow! Craig & Filochofia...thanks ...very interesting...I love that plant family but never knew there was any edible fruit in the family...my horizons have been broadened. Now I want to taste it!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

I found this ceherzog: http://www.arboretum.ufm.edu/plantas/cat...
It lists taxa by family in the scroll down menu and the photo of the flower looks very Asclepiadesque!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Are we sure about the name of this plant? I tried looking it up and could not find anything that looks like this...do you have a link?
Craig, did you find it in the Asclepidaceae? I found the genus but not the species,,,and somehow this doesn't look like an asclep fruit to me.

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

Thanks for the introduction to this one! Asclepiadaceae just gets more and more fascinating. Have you ever tried the fruits yourself?

Filochofia
Filochofia 8 years ago

Hi Rubens,

Its native of Central América, and grow on vines, usually in wooded areas, is not very common but people eat it by putting them on the coals until kitchens. if you cut through the middle, looks like a green mango.

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

Hi Filochofia;

Could you tell something about this fruit ? I'm curious about it !

Filochofia
Spotted by
Filochofia

Santa Rosa, Guatemala

Spotted on Oct 12, 2011
Submitted on Oct 12, 2011

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