Taxon: Pourouma cecropiifolia Mart.

 
Genus: Pourouma
Family: Urticaceae
Nomen number: 29544
Place of publication: J. B. von Spix & C. F. P. von Martius, Reise Bras. 3:1130. 1831
Name Verified on: 19-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Sep-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • sacha uvillas  (Source: Trees Peru) - Spanish (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as fruit (fide F Ecuador; Trees Peru)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Acre, - Amazonas
    • Northern South America: Venezuela - Amazonas
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Beni, - Pando; Colombia - Amazonas, - Caqueta, - Meta, - Putumayo, - Vaupes; Ecuador - Morona-Santiago, - Napo, - Pastaza; Peru - Amazonas, - Huanuco, - Junin, - Loreto, - Madre de Dios, - Pasco, - San Martin, - Ucayali

References:

  • Berg, C. C. et al. 1990. Cecropiaceae: Coussapoa and Pourouma, with an introduction to the family Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 51:144.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Encarnación, F. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú. 1983 (Trees Peru)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)

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Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image