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Herrania purpurea, Monkey Cocoa

Herrania purpurea

Monkey Cocoa
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Costa Rica - Panama
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Named Monkey Cocoa because of the fact that its fruit is very similar to Cocoa (Theobroma cacao, used to make chocolate) and because the delicious and refreshing pulp which surrounds the seeds is well liked by monkeys.


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Herrania purpurea, Monkey Cocoa


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