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Costa Rican monkey guava
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:30:30 PM »
Does anyone know what the scientific name for monkey guava is?
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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 05:57:57 PM »
I think it may be Posoqueria latifolia.

Edit: http://darnis.inbio.ac.cr/ubis/FMPro?-DB=UBIPUB.fp3&-lay=WebAll&-error=norec.html&-Format=detail.html&-Op=eq&id=7056&-Find

It refers to this species as 'guayabo de mono', which google translate says is monkey guava.

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 06:02:47 PM »
Nope that's not it, the seeds are sorta of translucent an cover in light orange flesh
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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 06:04:22 PM »
Nope that's not it, the seeds are sorta of translucent an cover in light orange flesh

Look at the link I posted above. Those seeds do look translucent and they also call it monkey guava.

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 06:16:17 PM »



Hmm that maybe it, there aren't any ripe ones around, but i think the seeds seem viable.
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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 06:39:26 PM »
I can't download images at work but here is a link to a pic someone took..Looks kinda like the fruit you got...The pciture taker was unable to identify the fruit but noted it was growing in Costa Rica...

http://www.flowerpicturegallery.com/v/fruit-trees-gallery/Costa+Rica+fruit-+Rainforest+Fruit+tree.JPG.html

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 06:42:32 PM »
Hmm that maybe it, there aren't any ripe ones around, but i think the seeds seem viable.

If you look at the pic of the fruit in the link I posted, it's definitely more than a "maybe". I think I have provided the correct scientific name.

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 07:35:03 PM »
Ya Patrick you are right, idk why I was skeptical before. Thank you!
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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 08:17:20 PM »
I'm Patrick, we always get mixed up..  I would have guessed Avocado! Just kidding..

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 10:37:27 PM »
Haha sorry murahilin had the right ID
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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 07:28:51 PM »
It looks like some kind of Monkey Orange, in the Strychnos family.  Stychnos Spinosa is from Africa, but Costa Rica has Strychnos species too.  Seeds are usually poisonous...gulp





Hmm that maybe it, there aren't any ripe ones around, but i think the seeds seem viable.

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2018, 09:51:29 PM »
The scant amount of pulp surrounding the seeds is good.  Cleaned seeds resemble a tooth.
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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2018, 04:32:13 PM »
I guess it's not a monkey orange then, but a Monkey Apple.

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Re: Costa Rican monkey guava
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2018, 07:38:30 AM »
The tree is occasionally used as an ornamental.  The long, tubular flowers are quite aromatic.  It occurs naturally on my land.
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