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Augusta rivalis, Marmelada, Purui, Trompito, Madrono, Zumbo, Guayabito de monte, Star of Belize, Alibertia

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Augusta rivalis
Family: Rubiaceae
Marmelada, Purui, Trompito, Madrono, Zumbo, Guayabito de monte, Star of Belize, Alibertia
Origin: Amazon River Region, Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Ornamental alibertias have large slightly fragrant flowers, similar to some gardenias or keilarsenia. It is a beautiful landscape shrub that can be used for small gardens or containers. The plants bloom profisely through summer, and are easy to take care of.

One of the species is a fruit tree - Alibertia edulis. It is a small erect tree, usually only to 10-15ft high. Flowers are white, large and slightly fragrant, followed by a green fruit, similar in size and shape to the pomegranate. Its black pulp is said to resemble marmelade and quinces. Eaten fresh out of hand, or used to make jellies and sweets.

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Augusta (Alibertia) rivalis - Marmelada, Star of Belize

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