Eugenia pyriformis

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Eugenia pyriformis
Uvaia Fruto1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eugenia
E. pyriformis
Binomial name
Eugenia pyriformis
    • Eugenia albotomentosa Cambess.
    • Eugenia conceptionis (Kuntze) K.Schum.
    • Eugenia dumicola Barb.Rodr.
    • Eugenia hassleriana Barb.Rodr.
    • Eugenia phlebotomonides Kiaersk.
    • Eugenia turbinata O.Berg
    • Eugenia uvalha Cambess.
    • Eugenia vauthiereana O.Berg
    • Eugenia viminalis O.Berg
    • Luma turbinata (O.Berg) Herter
    • Myrciaria dumicola (Barb.Rodr.) Chodat & Hassl.
    • Myrtus conceptionis Kuntze
    • Myrtus pyriformis (Cambess.) Parodi
    • Pseudomyrcianthes pyriformis (Cambess.) Kausel
    • Stenocalyx lanceolatus O.Berg

Eugenia pyriformis is a plant of the family Myrtaceae found primarily in Brazil. It reaches 20 to 45 feet (6 to 13 meters) in height and 1 to 1.5 feet (30-50 centimeters) in trunk diameter. It is a native species of Brazil, occurring primarily in the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.


It may grow between elevations of 1000 to 5000 feet (300 to 1500 meters). It requires a well drained, preferably slightly acid soil.[2]


Eugenia pyriformis flowers between the months of August and December, and produces fruit between September and January. The yellow fruit of the plant is called uvalha and is edible.[3] Some environmentalists have recommended use of the plant for projects of reforestation in Brazil, especially in degraded areas and permanent nature preserves.[citation needed] The plant is also popular for ornamental or domestic purposes.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. ^ View crop
  3. ^ "Common Fruit Names - S-Z, California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc".