Eugenia atropunctata Steud.
Eugenia coloradoensis Standl.
Eugenia gardneriana O.Berg
Eugenia melanosticta Standl.
Eugenia membranacea O.Berg
Eugenia moraviana gardneriana (O.Berg) Mattos
Eugenia oligoneura O.Berg
Eugenia patula DC.
Eugenia perorebi Parodi ex Speg. & Girola
Eugenia racemifera Sagot
Eugenia seriatoracemosa Kiaersk.
Eugenia sylvatica Cambess.
Eugenia tinge-lingua S.Moore
Common Name: Guamirim
Guamirim is an evergreen tree with a small, roundish, dense crown; it can grow 5 - 10 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 25 - 35cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use, though it is not greatly appreciated[
]. Very ornamental, it has been recommended for landscaping and street planting[
S. America - Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, north through Central America to Costa Rica.
Found in a wide range of forest types, favouring secondary formations where it is found mainly on slopes and in the bottoms of valleys where the soil is deep and fertile[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun and in dappled shade[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. A thin, fleshy pulp with an acidic, slightly astringent flavour[
]. A sweetish, fleshy pulp[
]. The globose fruit can be 15mm in diameter, containing a single seed[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard to cut, moderately durable[
]. It is only used locally for small items such as tool handles, crates, rustic furniture and small constructions[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of less than 50% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 35 days[
]. Transplant the seedlings to individual containers when they are 5 - 6cm tall[
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