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Taxon: Ugni molinae Turcz.

Genus: Ugni
Family: Myrtaceae subfamily: Myrtoideae tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 40809
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 21(2):579. 1848
Name verified on: 08-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Jun-2004
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • Chilean-guava   (Source: Mabberleys Pl Book ) – English
  • strawberry myrtle   (Source: Lost Crops Incas ) – English
  • goyavier du Chili   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • chilenische Guave   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • murta   (Source: L. Landrum, p.c.) – Spanish
  • murtilla   (Source: L. Landrum, p.c.) – Spanish
  • uñi   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ugni   (Source: Lost Crops Incas ) – Spanish
  • smultronmyrten   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (for liquers fide Landrum)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: fruit   (for marmelade fide Landrum)

Distributional range:

    Southern South America: Argentina - Chubut; Chile

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Ugni molinae Turcz.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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