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
Link to protologue:
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: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as fruit ()
  • Human food: potential as fruit ()

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas (w.)]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Beni, Pando] Colombia, [Meta, Caqueta, Putumayo, Amazonas, Vaupes] Ecuador, [Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pastaza] Peru [Amazonas, Huanuco, Junin, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, San Martin, Ucayali]


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

Check other web resources for Pourouma cecropiifolia Mart. :


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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 May 2018.