This is a common annual herb in Suriname with ovate to lanceolate
leaves, growing up to 4 feet tall.
Some leaves are almost violet, with violet veins.
It produces small, orange edible fruits (berries) eaten by animal
and human alike.
These berries contain numerous seeds and are enclosed in the outer
The juice stem is angled and the ripe fruits are decorative.Eaten
fresh it can also be used much like the tomato.
Medical use:It is used against kidney - and bladder diseases,
jaundice, gout, diuretic, fever and rheumatism.The juice of the
mulaca is used against earache.