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Useful Tropical Plants

Vaccinium meridionale

Sw.

Ericaceae

+ Synonyms

Vaccinium caracasanum Kunth

Common Name:

Vaccinium meridionale
Drawing of a flowering branch
Photograph by: Swartz, O., Icones plantarum incognitarum, t. 12 (1794)
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Vaccinium meridionale Vaccinium meridionale

General Information

Vaccinium meridionale varies in habit from an evergreen shrub growing 1 - 4 metres tall to a tree that can be up to 13 metres[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].
The fruit is eaten locally, being harvested from the wild.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Peru, Colombia, Venezuela; Caribbean - Jamaica.

Habitat

Thickets and woodland margins on steep rocky banks at elevations from 900 - 2,200 metres[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It can be made into a jelly or used in pies and tarts[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The black berries are about 8mm in diameter[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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