This name is not universally accepted, with various authorities using different names. We are following the treatment in the Kew 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families' and the online Flora do Brasil'. However, in other treatments it is treated variously as no more than a synonym for Myrciaria glazioviana (Kiaersk.) G.M.Barroso ex Sobral; as Paramyrciaria glomerata (O.Berg) Sobral; or as Plinia glomerata (O.Berg) Amshoff[
Eugenia cabelludo Kiaersk
Marlierea antrocola Kiaersk
Paramyrciaria glomerata (O.Berg) Sobral
Plinia glomerata (O.Berg) Amshoff
Myrciaria glomerata is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 8 metres tall, usually with multiple thin trunks.
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The plant is also sometimes cultivated for its fruit, as a hedge plant and as an ornamental.
S. America - northern and eastern Brazil.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
Plants are fairly cold tolerant, surviving temperatures down to about -3°c.
Succeeds in full sun and in partial shade. Prefers a moist, but well-drained, fertile soil.
Plants can commence fruiting within 2 - 3 years from seed, when the plant is still only 1 metre tall.
Fruit - raw[
]. The flesh is juicy and subacid with a pleasant flavour[
]. The yellow fruits are about 20mm in diameter[
Plants can be trimmed and grown as a hedge.
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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