Red and orange Bactris gasipaes fruit on top of a decaying fallen tree
Bactris gasipaes (Peach Palm)

One of thirty-four native Colombian species of the genus Bactris with a habitat below 5,000 feet. It is called chontaduro in Colombia. The nutritious fruit is normally eaten boiled with salt or honey or both, or as a juice with milk. It is relatively expensive in Colombia when purchased ready to eat in stores. Close to where it is cultivated it is often sold on city streets by vendors.

Sliced orange Bactris gasipaes fruit pulp in a red bowl