Acca (plant)

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Acca
Acca sellowiana Fruit MHNT Fronton.jpg
Acca sellowiana fruit
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Acca
O.Berg
Synonyms[1]
  • Feijoa O.Berg
  • Orthostemon O.Berg

Acca is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family Myrtaceae that is native to Bolivia and Peru.[1]

Acca was first described as a genus in 1856.[2][3] The genus comprises three species.[1][4]

  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 – southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, Colombia
Verger de Feïjoa fruits tombés à terre.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Plants of the World Online: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". kew.org.
  2. ^ Berg, Otto Karl. 1856. Linnaea 27(2–3): 138-140. in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos, Acca O. Berg
  4. ^ "Feijoa acca sellowiana – Pineapple Guava". gardenofaedyn.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Acca at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Acca at Wikispecies