| A small, fast-growing tree with spreading branches to 10 m in height.
The leaves are hairy, up to 12 cm long. The flowers are white and the fruit is
round, fleshy, red when ripe, and edible. A native of tropical America, it was
introduced to the Philippines during Spanish times for its sweet fruit,
and is now naturalized and widely planted in the country.|
A few trees grow in vacant lots in Alabang Hills, notably at the corner of Tagaytay and Trece Martires.