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Taxon: Eugenia involucrata DC.

Genus: Eugenia
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 312736
Place of publication: Prodr. 3:264. 1828
Link to protologue:
Comment: the name E. aggregata has been used for this taxon
Name Verified on: 30-Jan-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential as ornamental (as Eugenia aggregata)
  • Human food: fruit

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Misiones] Paraguay, Uruguay


  1. Bünger, M. de O. et al. 2016. The evolutionary history of Eugenia sect. Phyllocalyx (Myrtaceae) corroborates historically stable areas in the southern Atalantic forests Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 118:1209-1223.
  2. Bünger, M. de O. et al. 2015. Resolving species delimitations in the Eugenia involucrata group (Eugenia sect. Phyllocalyx - Myrtaceae) with morphometric analysis Syst. Bot. 40:995-1002.
  3. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  4. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist of Myrtaceae. 2008 (L Myrtaceae)
  5. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  6. Kawasaki, L. 1991. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Legrand, C. M. D. 1941. Lista preliminar de las Mirtáceas Argentinas (Darwiniana) 5:480.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  9. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  10. Sharpe, R. H. et al. 1996. Cherry of Rio Grande Proc. Florida State Hort. Soc. 109:220-221.

Check other web resources for Eugenia involucrata DC. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=312736. Accessed 22 March 2019.