Miracle fruit

Synsepalum dulcificum

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  • Miracle fruit
  • Flower name
    Miracle fruit
  • Scientific name
    Synsepalum dulcificum
  • AliasMiracle fruit, ミラクルベリー, Miraculous berry
  • Place of originWest Africa
  • Place of floweringOrchard, Botanical Gardens
  • Flowering season

What is Miracle fruit

Miracle fruit , scientific name : Synsepalum dulcificum, is an evergreen shrub of the Sapotaceae Department Synsepalum genus in the origin is West Africa. Consists of fruit after petal resembling coffee beans. When ripe the fruit is green at first, but it turns red. Flower name is fruit sugar protein depends on the inclusion of one kind of quality. Then eat one fruit body sweetness without the bitterness and acidity can feel sweet. The effect varies between people, tells me about 2 hours 30 minutes. So do not consume sugar diabetes patients and has the effect of diet.

Common name: miracle fruit , scientific name:Synsepalum dulcificum, aka: miracle berry , miraculous berry , origin: West Africa, high: 0.5-6 m, leaves: cortical obovate, phyllotaxis alternate, margin entire, flowers form: corymbs, flowering: 9-10 March, flower, white, flower diameter:0.65-0.75cm, petals: cylindrical with Tip 5 lobed, fruit: berries, fruit diameter: 2-3 cm, fruit color: blue → red mature, Harvest time: from July to November.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Sapotaceae
  • Genus
    Synsepalum
  • Species
    S. dulcificum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen shrub
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 600.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.65 ~ 0.75 cm

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