Eugenia filiformis Macfad.
Eugenia garberi Sarg.
Eugenia krugii Kiaersk.
Common Name: Red Stopper
Red stopper is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 10 metres tall[
The wood is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.
Southeastern N. America - Florida, south to the Caribbean.
Wooded ridges and limestone hillsides, or in coppices, on heavy clay soils at elevations of 450 - 1140 metres[
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A plant of medium elevations in the tropics and subtropics.
Succeeds in a range of soils, preferring those that are rich in humus[
]. Most members of this genus do not like alkaline conditions[
]. Succeeds in full sun or partial shade[
We have no specific records regarding edibility for this fruit, though most, if not all, members of this genus are edible[
]. The scarlet, subglobose fruit is 5 - 8mm long[
The dark red-brown heartwood is heavy, very hard, strong and close-grained[
]. It is used locally for cabinet work[
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