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Places where this species can be found :
- Tehuantepec - HUGHESFRP
- Barra de la Cruz - HUGHESFRP
Location2km E of Barra de la Cruz, on the rear of the beach.
NotesMedium-sized tree to 12m ht with a very thick branchy crown casting dense shade. Twigs with sharp 1-2cm long thorns. Outer bark very thick with pronounced sharply defined 2cm deep vertical sl. sinuous ridges. Slash fibrous, soft, pale salmon pink. Leaves: midrib and laterals, but no tertiary venation visible on either surface. Fruit a drupe, unripe fruits green, faintly striped paler whitish-green with copious white milky latex when damaged and sometimes appearing as small beads on surface of apparently undamaged fruits, turning black when ripe, the flesh purple. Infrequent, scattered in disturbed selva baja with Pterocarpus, Trichilia, Crataeva, Capparis, Caesalpinia, Acacia and Senna.