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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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 Gustavia augusta
Family: Lecythidaceae
Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus
Origin: Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia
big treefull sunsemi-shademoderate waterpink flowersediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeincuded in CD catalog

A medium-sized tree with spectacular large flowers resembling lotus. The straight trunk is often unbranched, with just one cluster of leaves at the top of the trunk (like a palm). In big trees, though, there are a few large branches, each with a cluster of leaves at the end. Leaves are very large - no other tree in the area other than palms has larger leaves. They are toothed, long, narrow at the base, and broad at the apex. Fruit ellipsoid or globose, depressed, green to brown; pulp yellow orange; 2-20 seeds/fruit. Pulp eaten roasted or boiled, mixed with rice. The tree is used as wood for construction. The leaves in decoction are used to cure intoxication by poisoned arrows.


 Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia monocaulis
Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta, Membrillo, Paco, Pacora, Choco, Sachamango, Heaven Lotus

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Gustavia augusta fruit
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Gustavia augusta fruit
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Gustavia augusta seeds


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Heaven Lotus, Membrillo - very rare tree with large leathery leaves and spectacular large flowers resembling lotus.
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Grown in 1 gal pot

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Gustavia augusta - seeds

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Heaven Lotus. A medium-sized tree with very showy, large, dark pink flowers resembling Lotus. The straight trunk that is often unbranched, with just one cluster of leaves at the top of the trunk (like a palm). Leaves are very large - no other tree in the area other than palms has larger leaves.
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Per pack: 2 large seeds

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