Eugenia cauliflora Miq.
Eugenia guapurium DC.
Eugenia rabeniana Kiaersk.
Guapurium fruticosum Spreng.
Guapurium peruvianum Poir.
Myrciaria guapurium (DC.) O.Berg
Myrciaria peruviana (Poir.) Mattos
Myrciaria trunciflora O.Berg
Plinia trunciflora (O.Berg) Kausel
Common Name: Jaboticaba De Cabinho
Jaboticaba de cabinho is a semi-deciduous tree with a dense, globose crown and somewhat pendulous branches, growing 4 - 14 metres tall[
]. The straight bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The edible fruits are widely enjoyed within the plant's native range, where they are often gathered from the wild and also often cultivated in domestic orchards[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern and eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru.
]. An understorey plant in mixed araucaria forests, usually found on alluvial plains and in open forest[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
Newly planted young trees grow away moderately well[
Fruit - raw or made into jellies[
]. A sweet tasting pulp[
]. The black, globose fruits are up to 25mm in diameter[
The wood is straight-grained, of average texture, moderately heavy, hard to cut, resistant to wood eating organisms[
]. It is used as general lumber[
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 generally low, around 20%, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 30 days[
]. The seedlings grow fairly slowly[
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