Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Cordia alliodora - Ecuador Laurel, Spanish Elm
Edible Portion: Fruit, Bark - Spice
A tree. It grows 12 m high. The trunk is smooth and light coloured. There or four branches develop from a swelling on the stem. The leaf stalks are 1-3 cm long. The leaf blades are oblong and 10-20 cm long by 3-8 cm wide. The flowers are in a loosely branched arrangement. This is 10-30 cm across. The fruit is about 5 mm long.