Trichoscypha sp., Trichoscypha. Trichoscypha arborea seeds
Trichoscypha arborea seeds

Trichoscypha sp.

Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: West Africa
Big tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
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Trichoscypha sp. (Trichoscypha) is a big tree that is native to lowland forests in West Africa and can easily grow taller than 20 feet in the right conditions. It is most often found in lowland rainforests. Trichoscypha is valued locally for its edible fruit, with its traditional medicinal uses also being noted.

Trichoscypha does best in full sun but also does quite well in semi-shade as long as it is provided with regular water. When planted in soil, it will require moderate water. If planted in a pot and you live in a cold region, it is best to move the pot indoors to protect it from cold temperatures and frost.

The fruit produced by the Trichoscypha is edible and has many marketing potentials because it is rich in minerals and vitamins. It is a good source of vitamin C, and is packed with carbohydrates, fiber, and other essential nutrients. The fruit is considered to be highly nutritious and is used as ethnomedical plant remedy in traditional medicine.

Trichoscypha produces multiple fruits per stem, on average of between 21 to 50 fruits. The fruit is ovoid in shape and can measure up to 3-4 inches long. Although edible, the fruit is quite fibrous, so it generally isn't eaten raw.

In the right climate and with suitable growing conditions, Trichoscypha can reach maturity within three years. It will only be able to grow in USDA Zones 9-11. It is wonderful tree with many benefits and it is recommended to be planted in gardens, backyards, as a hedge, and in many different landscapes.

Trichoscypha sp., Trichoscypha. Trichoscypha acuminata seeds
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