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Know About Chrysophyllum cainito Kenitu Fruit

About Chrysophyllum cainito Kenitu Fruit

Chrysophyllum cainito kenitu Fruit comes from the lowlands of Central America and the West Indies and has spread throughout the tropics. In Southeast Asia, the Chrysophyllum cainito is widely available in the Philippines, Thailand, and Southern Indochina. Trees are always green and growing fast, plant height can reach 30 m, woody stem, and cylindrical, erect, single leaf with rough surface brown, dark gray to white. The tree part removes the sap (thick white sap) when injured. It can grow in the lowlands to altitudes of more than 400 m asl and in areas with a clear dry season.

Ecology and Anatomy of Chrysophyllum cainito Kenitu Fruit

This plant grows well on almost all types of soil and climate. The single leaf is golden brown because of the growing feathers, especially on the underside of leaves and on twigs. The upper surface of the leaves is bright green. Location of leaves alternate, scattering, oval-shaped until around the egg upside with size 3-6 x 5-16 cm, stalk length 0.6-1,7 cm. Flowers located in the armpits of the leaves, 5-35 small flowers long-stemmed flowers, yellowish to mauve, and smelled fragrant. Petals in the form of five strands, round in shape until round eggs, five crown-shaped tubes, egg contents, with lengths up to 4 mm.

Type Fruit of Chrysophyllum cainito Kenitu Fruit

Fruit type buni, round to round breech eggs, 5-10 cm in diameter. Kenitu Fruit type smooth glossy peel skin, purplish-brown or yellowish green to whitish. The skin is a bit thick, tough, lots of latex and cannot be eaten. White flesh or fruit purplish, soft and contains a lot of juice, sweet taste, wrapped in white endocarp consisting of 4-11 space that looks like a star if cut across. Seeds of 3-10 grains, slightly flat oval shape, light brown to purplish black, hard shiny.

Decoction leaves can cure diabetes and rheumatism. While bark can be used as a powerful medicine and cough medicine. The tree is often used as an ornamental plant and shade in the park and roadside. The wood good enough for building materials.


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