Candle tree (Parmentiera cereifera), a small tree of the family Bignoniaceae: Candle tree fruit are produced by a 20 foot tree grown in Panama which bears white or yellow funnel-shaped flowers directly on the trunk or larger branches. The leaves are winged petiole with 3 ovated leaflets. White, bell-shaped flowers to 8 cm long. These flowers develop into dangling yellow fruits up to three feet in length, and greatly resemble bunches of yellow wax candles.The fruits and seeds of this tree are considered to be edible and are generally safe for human consumption.
Very popular in the Brazilian Amazon, the tucumã fruit has high nutritional value and can be used in ice cream, sweets and jams. Tucumã wine can be made from the pulp. AmazonDrops uses tucumã in its skin care products.
Ackee (Blighia sapida) is native to tropical West Africa. The fruit is pear-shaped. Wheen it ripens, it turns from green to a bright red to yellow-orange and splits open to reveal three large, shiny black seeds, surrounded by soft, creamy or spongy, white to yellow flesh. Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica.