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Useful Tropical Plants

Eugenia speciosa

Cambess.

Myrtaceae

+ Synonyms

Eugenia caldensis Kiaersk.

Eugenia retusa (O.Berg) Nied.

Eugenia undulatifolia Nied.

Phyllocalyx limbatus O.Berg

Phyllocalyx marginatus O.Berg

Phyllocalyx retusus O.Berg

Phyllocalyx speciosus (Cambess.) O.Berg

Common Name: Laranjinha Do Mato

Eugenia speciosa
Ripe fruits in hand - one squashed with seed
Photograph by: Óscar M. Chaves; Flora digital do Rio Grande do Sul e de Santa Catarina
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General Information

Laranjinha do mato is a very variable plant ranging from a semi-deciduous small shrub less than 1 metre tall when growing on poor, sandy soils near the coast, to a tree 10 - 20 metres tall when growing in pine forests[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use, and the plant is also sometimes cultivated in home gardens[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitSemi-deciduous Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the subtropics and elevations generally above 600 metres in the tropics.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw and used to make jellies[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
]. A thin, fleshy pulp with a slightly sweet flavour[
416
Title
Brazilian Fruits and Cultivated Exotics
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.; Bacher. L.; Lacerda. M.; Sartori. S.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora LTDA; Brazil.
Year
2000
ISBN
85-867174-24-0
Description
A superb book, giving information on several hundred fruit species. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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