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A small to medium-size tree, up to 10 m tall, originally native probably to Central America. It grows an erect trunk, an open, spreading crown with green, elongated, deeply veined leaves, fragrant, yellowish-green flowers and an edible, heart-shaped or round, yellow-brown fruit. The cream-white flesh of the fruit is juicy and sweet and can be consumed raw or used in cakes, pies, shakes and the like. An ideal fruit tree for tropical areas.