Taxon: Eugenia uniflora L.

 
Genus: Eugenia
Family: Myrtaceae
  Subfamily: Myrtoideae
      Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 16210
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:470. 1753
Name Verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-May-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY)
Accessions: 27 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book; Cornucopia; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Catamarca, - Chaco, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Jujuy, - Misiones, - Salta, - Santa Fe, - Tucuman; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia - La Paz, - Santa Cruz, - Tarija

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics

References:

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  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Ferreira-Ramos, R. et al. 2014. Genetic diversity assessment for Eugenia uniflora L., E. pyriformis Cambess., E. brasiliensis Lam. and E. francavilleana O. Berg neotropical tree species (Myrtaceae) with heterologous SSR markers Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 61:267-272.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image