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Mama-Cadela

Brosimum gaudichaudii

a.k.a. Sweet Cotton

Small fruit becoming grizzled and orange when ripe. Its juice is sweet and sticky and can be chewed much like gum.

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Description

Small to medium sized tree with a crooked trunk, growing up to 25ft in height.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Unknown.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Juice is sucked out or pulp is chewed raw.

Native Range

Native to savanna and scrub-forest regions of Brazil. Its folk name, Bitch Tits, is derived from the fruits' tendency to form on branches side by side, hanging much like the nipples of a female dog. Further, animals often perch on their hind legs to suck out the juice of the fruit, much like suckling infants. This species is not cultivated.

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