Synonym Richardella dulfica
Famous for the fruit's ability to affect the taste buds and make sour foods eaten afterwards taste sweet. Small upright shrub to about 2m in height in garden conditions. Could easily be accomodated in even a small garden, perhaps as part of a hedge. Also suitable for cultivation in a container.
More online resources
The Miracle Fruit
Quisqualis Rare Fruit, Tropical Fruit and Rare Plant Information, Florida
Some excellent images at CostaRicaPhotos.com illustrating the plant at various ages and stages of growth
How it works
Have a party
When you get a good harvest, get some friends together for a miracle fruit, or "flavour-tripping" party. In the USA, tablets can also be purchased containing a processed form of the fruit.