Almirajo is a tree growing up to 18 metres tall. The edible fruit is highly esteemed in its native Colombia, but is little known elsewhere . The tree used to be planted as a fruit crop in Colombia and Brazil, but is rarely grown at present .
The fleshy aril, which completely covers the seeds, is considered a delicacy locally . The cream-coloured flesh has a sweet flavour . The yellow fruit measures up to 25cm long by 10cm wide