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Reddish Chrysobalanus icaco fruit hanging from a tree under blue sky
chrysobalanus icaco
Chrysobalanus icaco (Coco Plum)

Originating from tropical regions with a habitat below 2,000 feet. This species showcases a modest height, with its coastal ecotype reaching around six feet, while its inland ecotype can extend to about 20 feet. Its growth habit morphs from a low shrub to a bushy tree. The fruit is edible and can be mildly sweet or tasteless. Photographed in the department of Atlantico, Colombia.


A group of red and fuchsia-colored Chrysobalanus icacos fruit with one fruit pealed exposing the white pulp

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