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Photo from Desert-tropicals.


It was dormant, when I saw it in  Mexico.

Author: Paul Carpenter Standley, 1923
Family:  ANACARDIACEAE
Origin:  Baja California, Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20-30 Centimetres
Height:  2-6 Meters
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Wild Plum, Ciruelo cimarrón, Ciraelo
Synonyms:  Tapirira edulis, Brandegee, 1900.
Cyrtocarpa edulis var. glabra, León de la Luz & Pérez Navarro.
Tapirira cyrtocarpa, Benth. & Hook.f. ex Hemsl.

This member of the Anacardiaceae was
given this name by Paul Carpenter Standley in 1923. It is found on Baja California, Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It will get a stem that is 20 to 30 centimetres in diameter and the plant can grow up to two or even six metres in height. It can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings. The fruits and seeds can be eaten, hence the species name.

The genera name from Latin, meaning 'crooked seedpods'. The specie name means 'eatable'.