Hancornia speciosa. A little known fruit tree bearing round 1/2″ fruits that can ripen to yellow or green. There are a few different naturally occurring varieties. J Ethnopharmacol. Feb 23; doi: / Epub Dec 8. Hancornia speciosa Gomes (Apocynaceae) as a potential. J Ethnopharmacol. Nov 20;(2) doi: / Epub Aug 8. Hancornia speciosa: indications of gastroprotective, healing.

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Tree growing in native habitat Photograph by: The thick bark Photograph by: Small tree in native habitat Photograph by: Isabela Lustz Portela Lima Public domain. Slash in trunk to show the wood and also a latex seeping from the wound Photograph by: Flower and leaves Photograph by: Flowers hancoenia leaves – showing the colour of new leaf growth Photograph by: Close-up of the developing fruit Photograph by: Harvested fruits Photograph by: Leaves with new growth Photograph by: Each entry has a brief description of the plant and specoisa uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the hancorrnia.


Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Last update on Now containing plants.