Taxon: Ugni molinae Turcz.

Genus: Ugni
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 40809
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 21(2):579. 1848
Name Verified on: 08-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Jun-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (for liquers fide Landrum)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: fruit (for marmelade fide Landrum)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina - Chubut; Chile

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Correa, M. N. Flora patagonica. 1969- (F Patag)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Landrum, L. R. 1988. The myrtle family (Myrtaceae) in Chile Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 45:294-297.
  • Landrum, L. R. 1995. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Vietmeyer, N. D., ed. Lost crops of the Incas. 1989 (Lost Crops Incas)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)


Check other web resources for Ugni molinae Turcz. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.