Alibertia sp., Rubiaceae

February 5, 2010

This common small tree/shrub is called locally ‘marmelo’, a name given by the Portuguese who saw in its fruit the New World approximation of the familiar quince, ‘marmelo’ in Portuguese, and the source of the first marmelade, in our time made mainly of oranges.

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5 Responses to “Alibertia sp., Rubiaceae”


  1. […] you might guess from the species name edulis, the plant produces an edible fruit. In Brazil, This common small tree/shrub is called locally ‘marmelo’, a name given by the Portuguese who […]


  2. Hello,
    I would like to ask your authorization to use the photo of Alibertia edulis for my website.
    Thanks for your kind reply, even if negative.
    Regards
    Lucia Barabino


  3. […] you might guess from the species name edulis, the plant produces an edible fruit. In Brazil, This common small tree/shrub is called locally ‘marmelo’, a name given by the Portuguese who […]


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