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Scientific name: Annona mucosa

Family: Annonaceae

Origin: S America

Medicinal use: Of the approximately 65 species of the genus Rollinia (family Annonaceae), only a few bear edible fruits and among the best known is the biriba. In the Amazon, the tree can flower and bear fruit throughout the year, but the fruits are more abundant from January to June. The fruit is considered analeptic and antiscorbutic. The powder from the seeds is said to be a remedy for enterocolitis. In addition, the fruit is consumed fresh and fermented to make wine in Brazil.

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