Monographs Details: Caryocar nuciferum L.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1972. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IX. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 23: 1-832.
Family:Caryocaraceae
Scientific Name:Caryocar nuciferum L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution. Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname. VENEZUELA. Bolívar: Río Apácara, Bernardi 1430; 80 km south of El Dorado, Bernardi 3048; upper Río Caroni, Río Icabaní, Cardona 2371; 10-15 km below Cerro Escalera, Río Cuyuni, B. Maguire, Steyermark & C. K. Maguire 46745; Sierra Imataca, north of El Palmar, between junction of Río Reforma and Río Toro, Steyermark 88132. Delta Amacuro: East of Río Grande, eastnortheast of El Palmar, Berti 101, 439. GUYANA. Northwest District, Archer 2258; Mazaruni Station, Davis 566 (F.D. 2576); opposite Kubinany V, mouth of Suruagupuh River, Mazaruni River, S. S. & C. L. Tillett 45390; Kamarang River above mouth of Utschi River, 5. 5. & C. L. Tillett 45833.

Discussion:

Type. Allemand sn (not seen).

This species is easily recognized by its much larger flowers and fruit. It is widely cultivated for its edible fruit.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America|