Grias neuberthii, Piton Tree, Wild Mango, Sanchamangue

Grias neuberthii

Piton Tree, Wild Mango, Sanchamangue
Family: Lecythidaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Big tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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The trunk is straight upwards, branching very little until several meters high. The leaves are on the top, and are very large. The flowers are in inflorescences that come out directly from the trunk, the lower part of it, close to the ground where heavy bees and beetles (the natural pollinators of this species) live.

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