Hog plum produces fruit which, though not particularly
flavorful, are well-liked by howler
monkeys and tapirs. In some areas, the fruit pod is ground and
mixed with sugar, chile, or salt.
This tree, like many trees in this area, is recognized
by its sap which is a very sticky, white resin similar to glue.
The purple-yellow flowers of this tree are not ones
that you would want on your kitchen table. They are bat-pollinated
flowers which attract bats with an odor that smells like rotted food
and dirty archaeologist's socks.