Manilkara huberi (Ducke) A. Chev. Search in The Plant List Search in IPNI Search in Australian Plant Name Index Search in NYBG Virtual Herbarium Search in. Massaranduba. Manilkara huberi. A small sapodilla relative with round, 1″ fruits that ripen to dark purple. Pulp is juicy, aromatic and with a sweet flavor. Manilkara huberi in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

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Fruit – raw[ ]. A juicy, aromatic maniilkara with a sweet flavour[ ]. A drinkable milk exudes from the cut bark[ ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The latex is a source of an inferior balata in Guyana[ ]. Balata is a gum, resembling rubber, used to make gaskets, chewing gum etc[K ].

The heartwood is dark red brown with purplish shade; it is clearly demarcated from the 4 – 6cm wide band of whitish to pale brown sapwood. It is finely and uniformly textured; usually straight-grained.

Massaranduba – Manilkara huberi

The wood is very hard, very heavy, tough, strong, elastic; very durable, even in contact with the soil, being very resistant to fungi, dry wood borers and termites, but susceptible to marine borers. It seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is poorly stable in service. The wood has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct for internal purposes only, and needs to be done with care because of the density of the wood.


The wood is used for several purposes, both internal and external. It is used for purposes such as sculpture, tool handles, industrial or heavy flooring, sliced veneer, stairs, furnitureship building, wood frame house, bridges, posts, stakes, sleepers, heavy carpentry[]. Grows best in a sunny position[ ].

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Frutos e folhas de ma├žaranduba – Manilkara huberi – Fruits and leaves

Sow in a well-drained seedbed in semi-shade[ ]. Germination usually takes place in 4 – 8 weeks, though germination rates are usually low[ ]. Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section.

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Common Name Cow Tree, Massaranduba. You can hubegi the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Manilkara huberi is an evergreen Tree growing to 40 m ft by 30 m 98ft at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone UK It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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