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Taxon: Eugenia uniflora L.

Genus: Eugenia
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Myrteae.
Nomen number: 16210
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:470. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-May-1995
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Mayaguez (MAY).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • Brazil-cherry   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 2:165.) – English
  • Surinam-cherry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • cerisier carré   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • cerisier de Cayenne   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Cayennekirsche   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Surinam-Kirschmyrte   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • Surinamkirsche   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • pitanga-da-praia   (Source: Cornucopia ) – Portuguese
  • pitanga-mulata   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pitanga-roxa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pitanga-vermelha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cerezo de Cayena   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • nagapiry   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pitanga   (Source: CoopAmaz ) – Spanish
  • körsbärsmyrten   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

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

      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [s.e.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated in tropics

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas.
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. (unpublished draft)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. 2:165 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:165.
  • Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia. 44:227–231 In: Secretaria Pro-Tempore, Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica. 44:227–231.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999
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