Acca (plant)

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

Acca (formerly Feijoa) is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family Myrtaceae, 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


  1. ^ a b c "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew".
  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.

External links[edit]

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