|Araca boi is a fruit tree believed to have its origin in the extreme west of the Amazon basin, perhaps in the Peruvian Amazon. Its native range includes Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
|Araca boi is an ornamental leafy tree or shrub, 3-15m tall, of densely branched habit, stem with brown to reddish-brown, bark flaking, young branches covered with short, velvety, brown hairs that are lost at age.
|The araca boi is a species of the humid, tropical high forest, growing from sea level to 650m altitude. In its natural habitat, the rainfall averages 2,800mm, with a mean annual temperature of 26 degress centigrade. It grows well in semi-exposed or exposed areas and it can withstand a drought of up to 2 months.
|Leaves are opposite, simple, without broadly elliptic, 8-19cm long, 3.5-9.5 wide, dull, dark green above, with 6-10 pairs of ingrained sidelong veins, pale green with scattered hairs below.