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Margaritaria nobilis (bastard hogberry)

Synonyms: Bradleia sinica; Cicca antillana; Cicca antillana var. pedicellaris; Cicca chinensis; Cicca pavoniana; Cicca sinica; Cicca surinamensis; Diasperus antillanus; Margaritaria adelioides; Margaritaria alternifolia; Margaritaria nobilis var. antillana; Margaritaria nobilis var. hypomalaca; Phyllanthus antillanus; Phyllanthus antillanus var. concolor; Phyllanthus antillanus var. hypomalacus; Phyllanthus antillanus var. pedicellaris; Phyllanthus heteromorphus; Phyllanthus nobilis; Phyllanthus nobilis var. antillanus; Phyllanthus nobilis var. brasiliensis; Phyllanthus nobilis var. genuinus; Phyllanthus nobilis var. guyanensis; Phyllanthus nobilis var. hypomalacus; Phyllanthus nobilis var. martii; Phyllanthus nobilis var. panamensis; Phyllanthus nobilis var. pavonianus; Phyllanthus nobilis var. peruvianus; Phyllanthus nobilis var. riedelianus; Phyllanthus sinicus

Wikipedia Abstract

Margaritaria nobilis, also known as bastard hogberry, is a fruit-bearing plant found in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies. The fruit is a bright iridescent blue color, resulting from a complex surface structure which interferes with light waves.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.557
Structure [1]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Barra Honda National Park II 5689 Costa Rica  
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Guanacaste National Park II 85819 Costa Rica  
Luquillo Biosphere Reserve 8617 Puerto Rico, United States  
Manú National Park II 4213523 Cusco, Peru  
Manuel Antonio National Park II 21625 Costa Rica  
Megantoni National Sanctuary 536005 Cusco, Peru  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Piedras Blancas National Park II 34735 Costa Rica  
Reserva Biológica Alberto Manuel Brenes Biological Reserve Ia 19317 Costa Rica  
Santa Rosa National Park II 95780 Costa Rica


Brycon hilarii[4]
Pionus maximiliani (Scaly-headed Parrot)[5]
Ramphastos vitellinus (Channel-billed Toucan)[6]


Mexico to Trop. America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Wood specific gravity of trees and forest types in the southern Peruvian Amazon, Deborah W. Woodcock, ACTA AMAZONICA 30(4): 589-599. 2000
4Frugivory by the fish Brycon hilarii (Characidae) in western Brazil, Paula Reys, Jose ́ Sabino, Mauro Galetti, Acta Oecologica (2008) I–6
5Seasonal abundance and feeding ecology of parrots and parakeets in a lowland Atlantic forest of Brazil, Mauro Galetti, Ararajuba 5(2):115-126 (1997)
6Frugivory by Toucans (Ramphastidae) at Two Altitudes in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Mauro Galetti, Rudi Laps and Marco A. Pizo, BIOTROPICA 32(4b): 842-850 (2000)
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