Chrysobalanus icaco subsp. icaco
Chrysobalanus orbicularis; Chrysobalanus ellipticus
BJBB 46: 272
Bos 2004 (BR, K, WAG); Jongkind 6140 (WAG)
This subspecies grows as a small tree to about 20 cm across, in the brakish swamps bordering the mangrove forests. Its leaves are more rounded at the top than ssp. atacorensis. Close to the water it can form a dense shrubbery of low shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate; laterals not pronounced;venation not very distinct. The purplish fruits of about 2.5 cm long are edible – at least the fruit pulp around the hard seed.