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Taxon: Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel

Genus: Plinia
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 465344
Place of publication: Ark. Bot., a.s., 3:508. 1956
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 44 (4 active, 4 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Brazilian grapetree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • jaboticaba  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • jabuticaba  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-açu  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-de-sabará  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-murta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-paulista  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticabeira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • stamjaboticaba  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais (s.), Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo]


  1. Costa, I. R. & E. R. Forni-Martins 2006. Chromosome studies in species of Eugenia, Myrciaria and Plinia (Myrtaceae) from south-eastern Brazil Austral. J. Bot. 54:409-415.
  2. Danner, M. A. et al. 2011. Genetic dissimilarity among jabuticaba trees native to southwestern Paraná, Brazil Revista Brasil. Frutic. 33:517-525.
  3. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  4. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist of Myrtaceae (L Myrtaceae)
  5. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  6. Wilson, P. G. 2011. Review of Myrtaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)

Check other web resources for Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel :

  • 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=465344. Accessed 24 June 2019.