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Limao Fruit Plant (Campomanesia hirsuta)

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Plant Type

Campomanesia hirsuta -

Common Name: Gabiroba Limao

Botanical Name: Campomanesia hirsuta

General Information:

Type:  Semideciduous tree

Branched shrub or small tree

Height: 1-4 meters tall

More or less pyramidal crown

Fruit: Green, globose fruit, Edible raw or cooked. Acid flavor, suitable for jellies and juices

Origin: Native to South America, specifically eastern Brazil

Restricted to the mountains of Rio de Janeiro near Petrópolis and Terezópolis

Found in very well-drained, humid sites on the higher slopes of the Atlantic rainforest


Medium-textured, irregular-grained wood

Moderately heavy, hard to cut

Slightly susceptible to wood-eating insects

No known specific uses


Fruits are consumed raw or cooked

Ideal for jellies and juices due to its acid flavor

Wood has no known specific uses

Considered ornamental and suitable for cultivation in home gardens

Classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2011)

Very rare in the wild, with limited known trees growing in their natural habitat

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate