Ripe ramon nuts are simply picked up from the ground. The base of its trunk—typically between 3 and 5 feet in thickness—features external roots, which provide support for the tall tree. Its bark is thin, smooth and whitish-grey in color with a sticky, milky sap inside. Though it is native to moist forests, it is unique for its tolerance of drought conditions and is typically one of the most abundant trees in a forest ecosystem—an indication of its centuries-long cultivation by indigenous communities.
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Toggle navigation. Datasheet Brosimum alicastrum breadnut. Don't need the entire report? Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.
Generate report. Trees of Brosimum, known locally as 'Ramon', are protected and cultivated throughout the Yucutan Peninsula for its edible fruit and livestock fodder. The trees pictures are pollarded for fodder production. Plant Sciences, Univ. Copyright Colin Hughes, Dept. Title Tree Caption A medium-large sized B. Located close to Yojoa Lake at La Pita.
Copyright D. Title Bark Caption Bark of B. Title Leaves Caption Leaves of B. Mostly oblong-elliptic to elliptic, cm long and Acuminate or abruptly short-acuminate, sometimes merely acute, obtuse or basally acute. Around 14 pairs of lateral nerves. Blake Brosimum conzattii Standl. Brosimum gentlei Lundell Brosimum latifolium Standl. Brosimum terrabanum Pittier Brosimum uleanum Mildbr. Wood Products Top of page Roundwood Posts. Top of page.
Title Mature trees. Small back-yard home-garden stand near Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico. Title Tree. Title Bark. Title Leaves. Leaves of B.
We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. An evergreen, large fruiting foliage tree and member of the great fig family which includes breadfruit and jakfruit. Blake Brosimum gentlei Lundell Brosimum latifolium Standl. Brosimum terrabanum Pittier Brosimum uleanum Mildbr. Bouche Miq.
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Brosimum alicastrum Swartz [ Moraceae ]. Alicastrum brownei Kuntze, Brosimum uleanum Mildbr. The breadnut tree Brosimum alicastrum Swartz is a tree mostly grown in Central America for its foliage, edible fruits and seeds, and good quality wood. Its foliage is frequently pruned, and the fruits are harvested once a year Salazar et al. It has a rounded open crown, and a dense, dark green foliage. The bark is
Brosimum Alicastrum, The Ancient Maya Breadnut Tree
Toggle navigation. Datasheet Brosimum alicastrum breadnut. Don't need the entire report? Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Generate report. Trees of Brosimum, known locally as 'Ramon', are protected and cultivated throughout the Yucutan Peninsula for its edible fruit and livestock fodder. The trees pictures are pollarded for fodder production.
RAMóN, GUAIMARO (Brosimum alicastrum)
Fruiting branch of Brosimum alicastrum. A red-fruited variety of the species is also common. Many Mayan ruin complexes were discovered by chicleros looking for forage to feed their mules after a hard day of tapping latex. The preferred forage was the leaves and twigs of Brosimum alicastrum Sw.
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