Eugenia ramboi is an evergreen tree with a dense, elongate crown; it can grow 6 - 20 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food and wood. It can be used as a pioneer species for restoring native woodland and for establishing woodland gardens.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic rainforest and semideciduous seasonal forests, usually as an understorey or canopy tree in primary forest but also found in open places[
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Succeeds in full sun to moderately deep, dappled shade[
]. Succeeds in a wide range of soil types in both wet and dry conditions[
A moderately fast-growing plant when young, easily exceeding a height of 2 metres within 2 years from seed[
Fruit - raw. A succulent, sweetish pulp[
]. The yellow or deep purple, globose fruit can be up to 11mm in diameter, containing a single, large seed[
A fairly fast-growing tree, providing food for humans and the local fauna, it can be used in reforestation projects for restoring native woodland, and also for establishing woodland gardens[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard to cut, fairly durable and slightly susceptible to wood-eating insects. It can be used in internal construction, especially for ceilings and baseboards. The slender trunks were formerly used for wagon shafts and poles[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate of less than 30% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 50 days[
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