Family:
Myrtaceae Juss.

Eugenia brasiliensis Lam.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Brazil.

[FTEA]

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
A slender ornamental tree 7.5–15 m tall with reddish young shoots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate or oblong-obovate, 6.3–16 cm long, 2.5–6.3 cm wide, obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base, coriaceous; petiole 1 cm long; flowers solitary; pedicels 2.5–5 cm long with 2 basal narrowly elliptic densely glandular-pustulate bracts 1.3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, 1.5 cm long; fruit green turning bright red to dark purple or nearly black, oblate, 1.2–2 cm diameter with persistent sepals 1.25 cm long, edible.

Native to:

Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

Introduced into:

Comoros, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Trinidad-Tobago

English
Brazil Cherry

Eugenia brasiliensis Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 1, 2017 Rezende, G.S.Z. [59], Brazil K001018501 Yes
Jul 11, 2013 Burchell, W.J. [3605], Brazil K001018513 Yes
Nov 1, 2012 Faria [3002], Rio de Janeiro K000065912 No
Jan 1, 2012 Pirani, J.R. et al. [CFCR 13475], Brazil Southeast K000567144 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Pirani, J.R. et al. [CFCR13380], Brazil Southeast K000567145 Yes
Feb 1, 2009 Forzza [4717], Brazil K000565177 Yes
Mar 27, 2006 Folli, D.A. [4939], Brazil K000275798 Yes
Jan 1, 2006 Forzza, R.C. [3663], Brazil K001018517 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Gomes, A.I. [s.n.], Brazil K001018511 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001018512 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Preston, T.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001018510 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Gardner [4686], Brazil K001018508 Yes
Oct 1, 2003 Mazine, F.F. [1012], Brazil K001018505 Yes
Jan 1, 1999 Silva, J.M. [2427], Brazil K001018520 Yes
Jan 1, 1997 Hatschbach, G.G. [61564], Brazil K001018522 Yes
May 1, 1991 Vaz, A.F. [698], Brazil K001018504 Yes
Oct 1, 1988 Gomes, M. [350], Brazil K001018509 Yes
Jun 8, 1988 Peron, M. [257], Brazil K001018519 Yes
Apr 3, 1970 Angeli, C. [s.n.], Brazil K001018499 Yes
Jul 7, 1962 Angeli, C. [241], Brazil K001018497 Yes
Jul 7, 1962 Angeli, C. [198], Brazil K001018494 Yes
Jan 1, 1961 Klein, R.M. [1645], Brazil K001018502 Yes
Holst, B.K. [8871] K000066148 No
Ramkissoon, R. [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001002438 Yes
Silva Neto, S.J. [473], Brazil K001018514 Yes
Vauthier [s.n.], Brazil K001018521 Yes
Friedmann, F. [2905], Reunion K001001303 Yes
Riedel [500], Brazil K001018506 Yes
Randrianjafy, J.N. [8633], Madagascar K001001302 Yes
Gardner [4686], Brazil K001018498 Yes
Silva-Neto, S.J. [1525], Brazil K001018515 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001003309 Yes
Cadet, Th. [5434], Reunion K001001301 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], United Kingdom K001003310 Yes
Lima, H.C. de [1103], Brazil K001018518 Yes
Lucas, E.J. [126], Brazil K001018516 Yes
Miers, J. [3133], Brazil K001018495 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001018524 Yes
Gardner [44], Brazil K001018493 Yes
Gardner [44], Brazil K001018525 Yes
Ribeiro, R.D. [1313], Brazil K001051631 Yes
Pessoal do Horto Florestal [s.n.], Brazil K001018503 Yes
Bausen, E. [137], Brazil K001018507 Yes
Vasconcelos [498], Brazil K000065913 No
Burchell, W.J. [992], Brazil K001018523 Yes
Attié, M.C.B. [46], Brazil K001051849 Yes
Marquete, R. [628], Brazil K001018500 Yes
Ramkissoon, R. [932], Trinidad & Tobago K001002439 Yes
Glaziou [10803], Brazil K001018496 Yes

First published in Encycl. 3: 203 (1789)

Accepted by

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Byng, J.W. & al. (2016). Revision of Eugenia and Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the Comoro archipelago Phytotaxa 252: 162-184.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
  • Starr, F. & Starr, K. (2011). New plant records for Midway atoll, Maui and Kaho'olawe Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 110: 23-35.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Byng, J.W. & al. (2016). Revision of Eugenia and Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from the Comoro archipelago Phytotaxa 252: 162-184.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Starr, F. & Starr, K. (2011). New plant records for Midway atoll, Maui and Kaho'olawe Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 110: 23-35.

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