Coccoloba uvifera is found mainly in or near coastal areas. Bats are the main consumers of the fruit of this species and fulfill the function of dispersing the seeds.
Coccoloba uvifera is found in very humid areas on the Caribbean coast, in sandy or rocky dunes and coastal vegetation. The fruit is edible, with an acid taste, somewhat astringent. Febrifuge properties are attributed to the bark. In the West Indies, the fruit has been fermented with sugar to produce an alcoholic beverage.
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