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Rosita de Cacao

Quararibea funebris

a.k.a. Molinillo

South American Sapote relative known for its flowers which yield an aromatic spice.

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Description

Not available.

Hardiness

The tree seems to be somewhat hardy and able to survive brief temperature drops to the 30's.

Growing Environment

Cultivation information is limited. It does succeed outdoors in Southern California, but generally doesn't grow very tall. Will grow in sun or shade.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

The dried flowers are used as a flavoring for chocolate drinks and a variety of other things. Flowers are also used to produce perfume.

Native Range

Native to Southern Mexico.

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Pachira aquatica
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Patinoa almirajo
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Quararibea cordata
South American Sapote
Quararibea funebris
Rosita de Cacao