Eugenia bresolinii D.Legrand
Eugenia osoriana Mattos & D.Legrand
Eugenia pluriflora is a deciduous shrub or small tree with a sparse, irregular crown; it can grow up to 8 metres tall. The slightly grooved bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
An understorey plant in Araucaria forests and gallery forests; more commonly on dry, rocky grasslands with sparse vegetation[
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Grows best in a sunny position or in lightly dappled shade[
]. Tolerant of poor, dry soils[
Young plants have a slow to moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw. A fleshy, sweetish but astringent pulp[
]. The dark purple, globose fruits are up to 10mm in diameter[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard to cut and durable. Because of its small size, it is only used to make items such as tool handles[
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 low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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