Eugenia cabelludo glazioviana Kiaersk.
Paramyrciaria glazioviana (Kiaersk.) Sobral
Common Name: Cabeludinha
Cabeludinha is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense crown; it can grow 2 - 4 metres tall[
]. The short, crooked bole branches from low down and is 10 - 20cm in diameter[
The plant is often cultivated in domestic orchards for its edible fruit, which is greatly appreciated locally[
S. America - eastern Brazil.
Forested mountain slopes, favouring rocky but moist soils[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a moist but well-drained soil[
Newly planted young trees grow away quite slowly[
Fruit - raw[
]. A translucent, succulent pulp with a very sweet flavour[
]. The orange-yellow, globose berry is 22 - 28mm in diameter[
The wood is straight-grained, of average texture, moderately heavy, hard, slightly susceptible to wood eating organisms[
]. Because of its small dimensions, it is only suitable for items such as agricultural tool handles[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - it has a short viability and so is best sown as soon as it is ripe. Sow in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are quite low, with the seed sprouting within 80 - 100 days[
]. The seedlings grow away quite slowly[
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