Eugenia pyriformis

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Uvaia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eugenia
Species: E. pyriformis
Binomial name
Eugenia pyriformis
Cambess.
Synonyms[1]

Eugenia pyriformis is a plant of the family Myrtaceae found primarily in Brazil. It reaches 20 to 45 feet (6 to 13 meters) in height and 1 to 1.5 feet (30-50 centimeters) in trunk diameter. It is a native species of Brazil, occurring primarily in the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.

Cultivation[edit]

It may grow between elevations of 1000 to 5000 feet (300 to 1500 meters). It requires a well drained, preferably slightly acid soil.[2]

Fruit[edit]

Eugenia pyriformis flowers between the months of August and December, and produces fruit between September and January. The yellow fruit of the plant is called uvalha and is edible.[3] Some environmentalists have recommended use of the plant for projects of reforestation in Brazil, especially in degraded areas and permanent nature preserves.[citation needed] The plant is also popular for ornamental or domestic purposes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ View crop
  3. ^ Common Fruit Names - S-Z, California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc