Brazilian grapetree

A tropical fruit tree growing in the Rainforest Biome.

By Eden Project

Eden Project

Brazilian grapetree, Rainforest Biome (2020) by Eden ProjectEden Project

The purple fruits, which have a grape-like flavour, are a popular delicacy in Brazil. They're consumed fresh but the skin contains tannin, which can be toxic in large quantities.

Brazilian grapetree, Rainforest Biome (2020) by Eden ProjectEden Project

The flowers are white with a mass of stamens, forming in clusters along the trunk and branches. 

Brazilian grapetree, Rainforest Biome (2020) by Eden ProjectEden Project

The leaves are arranged opposite each other, not divided into leaflets (simple), and grow up to 13cm long.

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