species mapping

species mapping


American Genipa L


Scientific name: American Genipa L

Familia:  rubiaceae

Origin:  Brazil

popular names: genipapeiro, genipapeiro-branco.

Natural occurrence: Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, among others.

Features: The fruit is a subglobose berry, 8cm to 12cm long and 6cm to 9cm in diameter, dark in color and with a wrinkled, wrinkled rind, with light brown pulp and numerous brown and flat seeds.

Usage: the fruit is acidic to be consumed naturally, but used as a food raw material for jam, liqueur, syrup, wine and quinine, also used for dye used in fabrics, ceramic artifacts and tattoos.