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Bacury (Platonia esculenta)


Platonia esculenta is a species of flowering plant was first described by Manoel Arruda da C-mara , and given the exact name of Harold William Rickett och Amp; Stafleu. The Platonia esculenta genus Platonia andfamily Clusiaceae . all species like this. Platonia insignis is a dry-season deciduous tree, reaching 25–40 m high. It has a pyramidal crown and copious yellow latex in the bark. The leaves are opposite, simple oblong to elliptic, 8–15 cm long, and glossy dark green, with wavy margins and a leathery texture. The flowers are 5–7 cm long and pink in color, with five petals and numerous stamens. The fruit is round to oval and 7–14 cm long, with a thick, yellow skin. It resembles a papaya. The rind exudes a yellow latex when pressed. The sticky white pulp is fragrant, with a taste that is both sweet and sour. There are 3 to 5 seeds. The white-bellied parrot (Pionites leucogaster) is a pollinator of the plant, making it ornithophilous.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Clusiaceae

              • Genus: Platonia