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
Name Verified on: 18-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 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 (fide Cornucopia)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Espirito Santo, - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Sao Paulo


  • 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.
  • Danner, M. A. et al. 2011. Genetic dissimilarity among jabuticaba trees native to southwestern Paraná, Brazil Revista Brasil. Frutic. 33:517-525.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist of Myrtaceae. 2008 (L Myrtaceae)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • 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 :

  • 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.