Eugenia oxyoentophylla Kiaersk.
Eugenia ypanemensis O.Berg
Luma repanda (O.Berg) Herter
Eugenia repanda is an evergreen shrub or tree with a dense, rounded crown; it can grow up to 5 metres tall. The crooked, often multi-stemmed bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern and eastern Brazil.
An understorey plant in dense, primary formations of gallery and semideciduous forests, favouring deep, moist soils[
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Succeeds the dappled shade of woodland, but also tolerant of full sun[
]. Prefers a deep, moist soil[
A slow-growing plant even when young[
Fruit - raw. A sweetish, fleshy pulp[
]. The yellow-red, subglobose fruit can be up to 10mm in diameter[
The wood is fine-textured, irregular-grained, moderately heavy, hard, with a good resistance to wood-eating organisms. It is generally too small to be used other than as fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A germination rate in excess of 80% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 40 - 60 days[
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