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Number of plants found: 3    

Herrania imbricata, Monkey Cocoa

Herrania imbricata

Monkey Cocoa
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Colombia
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds



Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/herrania_imbricata.htm

Herrania nitida, Theobroma nitidum, Monkey Cocoa

Herrania nitida, Theobroma nitidum

Monkey Cocoa
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRed/crimson/vinous flowersEdible

The white, acidulous pulp surrounding the seed is eaten raw.



Herrania nitida, Theobroma nitidum, Monkey Cocoa


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/herrania_nitida.htm

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.



Herrania purpurea, Monkey Cocoa


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/herrania_purpurea.htm


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