Acca (plant)

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Acca
Acca sellowiana Fruit MHNT Fronton.jpg
Fruit of Acca sellowiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Acca
O.Berg
Synonyms[1]

Acca (formerly Feijoa) is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the Myrtaceae family, first described as a genus in 1856.[2][3] It is native to South America.[1][4]

Acca sellowiana is cultivated for its edible fruits, known as feijoas or pineapple guavas.

accepted species[1]
  1. Acca lanuginosa (Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don) McVaugh - central + southern Peru
  2. Acca macrostema (Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don) McVaugh - Bolivia, central + southern Peru
  3. Acca sellowiana (O.Berg) Burret - southeastern + southern Brazil, Uruguay, Misiones Province in Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Berg, Otto Karl. 1856. Linnaea 27(2–3): 138-140. in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos, Acca O. Berg
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.