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Chicle Muyo Fruit Plant (Lacmellea oblongata)

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Common Names: Chicle Muyo, Lacmellea Fruit

Botanical Name: Lacmellea oblongata

General Information:

Belongs to the family Apocynaceae, Native to south-eastern Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, The tree is harvested from the wild.

Known for its edible sweet fruit and latex, Sweet fruit is comparatively larger than other Lacmellas. The sweet sap and fruit are used to make chewing gum

The latex, though of low quality, is rarely used to adulterate rubber from Hevea brasiliensis

Fruit is consumed raw

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate