Pentetomate Fruit Plant (Pseudolmedia oxyphyllaria Donn)
Common Name: Pentetomate, Tepetomate
Botanical Name: Pseudolmedia oxyphyllaria Donn
General Information: Pseudolmedia oxyphyllaria Donn is an evergreen tree belonging to the Moraceae family. Native to the Gulf slope from the north of Puebla and Veracruz to the south of the Yucatán, as well as in the Pacific slope from Michoacán to Chiapas. The tree can reach a height of 6 to 15 meters and is valued for both its wood and fruit in various regions.
Uses: In some areas, the fruit of Pseudolmedia oxyphyllaria is highly appreciated as a food supplement due to its nice, pleasant taste. The primary product derived from the tree is wood, which is used for manufacturing houses, agricultural tools, and implements. Particularly in the Tlapacoyan region, both the wood and fruit are highly valued.
Edible Uses: It is stated that the seeds are edible, and they are utilized for making a kind of tortilla, although there might be some confusion with the genus Brosimum.
Maintenance: The maintenance required for Pseudolmedia oxyphyllaria is considered moderate, making it a viable choice for cultivation in various settings.
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 5 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate