Myrciaria

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Not to be confused with Myrcia, also in family Myrtaceae, or Myrica, in family Myricaeae, or Myricaria, in family Tamaricaceae.
Myrciaria
Camucamu seeds.jpg
Seeds of M. dubia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Myrciaria
O.Berg[1]
Species

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Synonyms

Myrciariopsis Kausel[1]

Myrciaria is a genus of large shrubs and small trees native to South America, especially Brazil. Common names include Jaboticaba, Jabuticaba, Guaperu, Guapuru, Hivapuru, Sabará, and Ybapuru.

The Jaboticabas are a significant commercial fruit in Brazil, where most species are native. The fruit is grapelike in size and appearance, and often likened to a muscadine grape in taste. M. dubia, the camu-camu berry, is grown primarily in flood-zone areas of Peru and has one of the highest vitamin C (ascorbic acid) concentrations of any fruit, alongside Terminalia ferdinandiana.

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

  • Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel (as M. cauliflora (Mart.) O.Berg and M. jaboticaba (Vell.) O.Berg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Myrciaria O. Berg". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  2. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Myrciaria". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2013-01-18.