Grumichama

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Grumichama
Eugenia brasiliensis.JPG
Fruits of the grumichama
(Eugenia brasiliensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eugenia
Species: E. brasiliensis
Binomial name
Eugenia brasiliensis
Lam.
Synonyms[1]
  • Eugenia bracteolaris Lam. ex DC.
  • Eugenia dombeyi Skeels nom. illeg.
  • Eugenia filipes Baill.
  • Eugenia filipes Baillon in Grandidier
  • Eugenia ubensis Cambess.
  • Myrtus dombeyi Spreng. nom. illeg.
  • Myrtus grumixama Vell.
  • Stenocalyx brasiliensis (Lam.) O.Berg
  • Stenocalyx ubensis (Cambess.) O.Berg

Eugenia brasiliensis, with common names Brazil cherry[2] and grumichama,[2] is medium sized tree (maximum 20 meters height) endemic to Brazil which bears small fruits that are purple to black in color, and have a sweet cherry-like flavor. Its wood is used in carpentry, woodworking and turnery. Its small size favors its use in urban landscaping. Its slow growth and low rate of dispersal make it rare, and it's generally considered as an endangered species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Paulo Backes & Bruno Irgang, Mata Atlântica: as árvores e a paisagem, Porto Alegre, Paisagem do Sul, 2004, page 316.

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