Grumichama

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Grumichama
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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.[citation needed] Its small size favors its use in urban landscaping. Its slow growth and low rate of dispersal make it rare, and it is generally considered as an endangered species.[3]

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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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