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Veliyath Gardens

Chytranthus mannii Live Plant (Chytranthus mannii )

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Chytranthus mannii is a small tree that is rarely found on, the islands of São Tomé e Príncipe. It is included on the IUCN’s red list, among the species that are “almost at risk”. The tree grows in the wild in the humid areas of the archipelago and takes several years to become productive. The tree’s fruits are edible and they grow directly on the trunk several times each year. The fruits have a violet, velvety peel and are triangularly shaped. The consistency and flavor are similar to those of pears, and when they are properly mature they are sweet but not very fragrant.