Eugenia miersiana Gardner
Luma brevipes Burret
Luma filibracteata Burret
Luma fuscovelutina Burret
Luma miersiana (Gardner) Burret
Myrceugenia brevipes (Burret) D.Legrand & Kausel
Myrceugenia filibracteata (Burret) D.Legrand
Myrceugenia fuscovelutina (Burret) D.Legrand & Kausel
Myrceugenia nothorufa venosa D.Legrand
Myrceugenia miersiana is a semi-deciduous tree with a sparse crown; it can grow 3 - 5 metres tall. The short bole can be 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood.
S. America - east and southeast Brazil.
Understorey of Araucaria and cloud forests on humid, floodplain soils or in slightly undulating areas where soil drainage is quite slow[
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Prefers a position in semi-shade[
Plants have a slow to moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. The succulent pulp has a sweet, astringent flavour[
]. The ellipsoid fruit can be 25mm long and 20mm wide[
The wood is medium-textured, straight-grained, moderately heavy, hard, resistant to wood-eating organisms. Because of its small dimensions, it is only used for tool handles[
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 germination rate of around 25% can be expected, with the seed sprouting within 10 - 20 days[
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