Formerly included in the genera Myrtus and Psidium, Accara differs from both the latter in embryo structure, and from the former in being pentamerous (having its parts in fives) and in bud structure. The generic name is an anagram of the type location, Caraça, and is similar to the presumably closely related genus of Acca, nowadays usually included in Feijoa.
- Landrum, Leslie R. "Accara: A New Genus of Myrtaceae, Myrtinae from Brazil". Systematic Botany Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1990), pp. 221-225.
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