Eugenia hagendorffii (O.Berg) Kiaersk.
Eugenia rivularis Cambess.
Eugenia variifolia Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.
Myrcia granulata R.O.Williams
Myrcia silvatica Barb.Rodr. ex Chodat & Hassl.
Myrciaria baporeti D.Legrand
Myrciaria hagendorffii O.Berg
Myrciaria rivularis (Cambess.) O.Berg
Myrciariopsis baporeti (D.Legrand) Kausel
Plinia baporeti (D.Legrand) Rotman
Siphoneugena baporeti (D.Legrand) Kausel
Siphoneugena legrandii Mattos & N.Silveira
Common Name: Guaburiti
Guaburiti is an evergreen tree with a wide, dense, roundish, low crown; it can grow 6 - 11 metres tall. The short bole branches from very low down, it can be 25 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is valued mainly for its edible fruit, which is gathered from the wild and consumed locally, though it also produces a useful wood. It is occasionally cultivated in domestic orchards for the fruit; can be grown as a pioneer when restoring native woodlands or establishing woodland gardens; and, since it provides a good shade, it can be grown as an ornamental for use in landscaping[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela; Caribbean - Trinidad.
Forests near the coast[
]. Atlantic rainforest and higher elevation forests, mainly in the denser primary forest, favouring well-drained, deep, moderately fertile soils[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
]. Found in the wild in deep, well-drained soils of moderate fertility[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
Young plants have a moderate rate of growth[
Fruit - raw[
]. The succulent pulp has a sweet, pleasant flavour[
]. The globose, reddish-orange fruit is up to 2cm in diameter, containing one or two seeds[
The tree has a moderate rate of growth, succeeds in full sun and provides food for humans and the native fauna. It can be used as a pioneer when restoring native woodland and can also be used when establishing a woodland garden[
The wood is fine-textured, cross-grained, heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties and not very durable when exposed to the elements. It can be used for small items such as laths and scantlings in general construction; for simple furniture making; tool handles, crates etc[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. A moderate germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 20 - 35 days[
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