Coccoloba uvifera

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.

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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.

Nicholas Hellmuth

Compilation of Basic Data from Earlier Botanists:
Nicholas Hellmuth
Diana Sandoval

Plant Identification Team:
Nicholas Hellmuth
Victor Mendoza
Vivian Hurtado

Bibliography Team:
Nicholas Hellmuth
Vivian Hurtado

Nicholas Hellmuth
David Arrivillaga
María Alejandra Gutiérrez
Victor Mendoza

Alejandra Valenzuela

Manager of Design and Layout:
Andrea Sánchez

Layout of this English Edition:
Heidy Galindo


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