Eugenia tenella DC.
Myrciaria undulata O.Berg
Plinia haitiensis Urb. & Ekman
Plinia montecristina Urb. & Ekman
Common Name: Cambui
Cambui is a semi-deciduous, densely branched, shrub or small tree growing from 1 - 6 metres tall[
]. The crooked bole can be 15 - 30cm in diameter[
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use, and the tree is also sometimes cultivated in domestic orchards[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, French Guyana.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Prefers a moist soil[
Freshly planted young trees grow away quite slowly[
Fruit - raw and in jellies[
]. A thick pulp with a pleasant, sweet-acidic flavour[
]. The fruit is up to 15mm in diameter[
The wood is irregular-grained, of average texture, heavy, hard to cut, resistant to wood eating organisms[
]. It is used to make tool handles and stakes[
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 usually above 60%, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
]. The seedlings grow away quite slowly[
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