Eugenia baruensis Griseb.
Eugenia berlynensis O.Berg
Eugenia inocarpa DC.
Eugenia teffensis O.Berg
Eugenia vellozii O.Berg
Myrtus patrisii (Vahl) Spreng.
Stenocalyx patrisii (Vahl) O.Berg
Common Name: Ubaia
Ubaia is an evergreen tree with a somewhat open crown; it can grow 5 - 6 metres tall[
]. In more open areas it is more shrub-like[
]. The grooved bole is 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild, as well as being grown in home gardens, and consumed locally[
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Along the sides of black water rivers and channels[
]. An understorey tree in dense primary forest[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Grows best in a shady position[
]. Plants can withstand seasonal inundation of the soil[
Freshly planted young trees grow away quite slowly[
Fruit - raw and made into jellies and ice cream[
]. The thin-skinned fruit has a thick, succulent pulp with a pleasant, aromatic, bittersweet flavour[
]. The fruits are around 4cm in diameter[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, with good resistance to wood-eating organisms[
]. It is used to make tool handles, agricultural implements etc[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it s ripe in a semi-shaded position[
]. A germination rate of around 50% can be expected, with the seeds sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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