Byrsonima crassifolia, Malpighia crassifolia, Nancy Tree, Golden Spoon, Nance

Byrsonima crassifolia, Malpighia crassifolia

Nancy Tree, Golden Spoon, Nance
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Nancy Tree is a beautiful medium size tree with a nice round crown and bright pretty flowers turning from yellow through orange to red with age. It is limited to tropical and subtropical climates and is not a common plant in cultivation. The fruits are eaten raw or cooked as dessert, or may be included in soup or in stuffing for meats. Roots and stems have antibacterial activities. It is highly drought-tolerant.

See article about this plant: Byrsonima crassifolia - Pretty Fancy Nancy from Brazil (Golden Spoon).

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