Alibertia patinoi, commonly known as borojo , is a small (2-5m), dioecious tropical rainforest tree. It is one of the few of the Rubiaceae family that has edible fruit. It grows in the northwest area of Colombia in the Choco Department and in the Esmeraldas Province of Ecuador, in areas of high humidity and temperature. Borojo is an Embera word meaning: boro = head, jo = fruit - head-shaped fruit, or round, globulous fruit.
The species has also been reported from Panama and Costa Rica. The fruit is large (about 12 cm length), with a round shape and brown color and average weight of 740-1000 grams. The pulp represents 88% of the total weight. Each fruit has 90 to 640 seeds.
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