Eugenia pseudoverticillata Kiaersk.
Eugenia riedeliana O.Berg
Eugenia schuchiana grandifolia O.Berg
Eugenia schuechiana O.Berg
Myrtus verticillata Vell.
Eugenia verticillata is a semideciduous shrub or tree with a dense, elongated crown; it can grow 4 - 10 metres tall. The slightly grooved bole can be 20 - 30cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.
Atlantic and coastal forests, most commonly as an understorey plant in dense, primary forest, also growing on the forest edges, often in wet soils with slow drainage; at elevations up to 800 metres[
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Succeeds in full sun to fairly deep, dappled shade[
]. Tolerant of poorly drained, wet soils[
A slow-growing plant, even when young[
Fruit - raw. A sweetish, succulent pulp[
]. The purplish-black, subglobose fruit is up to 11mm in diameter[
The wood is fine-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard, with an average susceptibility to termites. Because of its small size it is only used for purposes such as tool handles, agricultural implements and lathe work[
The wood is used for fuel[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can generally be expected, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 40 days[
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