Family:
Myrtaceae Juss.

Myrciaria floribunda (H.West ex Willd.) O.Berg

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Tropical America. It is used for food.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 50 - 1800 m.; Amazonia, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbolito
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 50–1800 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bolívar, Chocó, Meta, Santander, Vaupés.
Habit
Small tree.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrub or small tree 3–4.5 m tall with reddish brown branchlets, puberulous when young; bark flaking.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5–8 cm long, 0.8–3 cm wide with slender attenuate apex with sharply acute tip; petiole 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flower clusters subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 75.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange to dark red or blackish red, globose or ± oblate-spheroid, 0.8–1.6 cm diameter.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
caimito canelo, guayaba, guayabilla, guayabito

[UPFC]
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Tanzania

Myrciaria floribunda (H.West ex Willd.) O.Berg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2016 Prévost, M.F. [3005], French Guiana K001019938 Yes
Jan 6, 2015 Oliveira, J.A. et al. [334], Brazil K000904990 No
Jan 1, 2013 Sastre, C., Sastre, F., Moretti, [3854], French Guiana K000812323 No
Jul 1, 2011 Wood [25551], Brazil K000566924 No
Jan 1, 2011 Wood [26952], Bolivia K000567044 No
Sep 21, 2009 Souza, V.C. et al. [32875], Brazil K000566159 Yes
Jul 1, 2009 Molino J.-F. [2218], French Guiana K000565924 No
Jun 23, 2009 Coradin, L. et al. [6197], Brazil K000565607 Yes
Mar 1, 2009 Senna, L.R. [159], Brazil K000565248 Yes
Mar 1, 2009 Queiroz [3859], Brazil K000565350 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Sasaki, D. [2140], Mato Grosso K000578721 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Sasaki, D. [2041], Mato Grosso K000578720 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Zappi, D.C. [1071], Mato Grosso K000578719 Yes
Feb 27, 2006 Lughadha, E.N. et al. [PCD 5993], Brazil K000275776 Yes
Feb 23, 2006 Harley [54078], Brazil K000275718 Yes
Feb 23, 2006 Oldeman [T- 873], French Guiana K000275733 No
Jan 1, 2005 Plowman, T. [12767], Bahia K000018699 Yes
Mar 9, 2004 Lucas, E.J., Forzza, R.C., Assis, [255], Brazil K000812297 No
Mar 9, 2004 Lucas, E.J., Forzza, R.C., Assis, [255], Brazil K000812298 No
Jan 1, 2004 Harley, R. et al [3297], Bahia K000170445 Yes
Jan 1, 2004 Harley, R. et al [3297], Bahia K000170450 Yes
Jan 1, 2004 de Carvalho, A.M. [3905], Bahia K000170465 Yes
Jan 1, 2003 Glaziou, A.F.M. [11985], Brazil K000565859 Yes
Jan 1, 1998 Hind, D.J.N. [H50472], Bahia K000001751 Yes
Jan 1, 1993 s.coll. [s.n.], Bahia K000001410 isosyntype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Gardner [6023], Brazil K000565861 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000565875 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Gardner [5460], Brazil K000565877 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Reitz, R. [6312], Santa Catarina K000565879 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Hostmann [1159], Surinam K000565881 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Schomburgk [s.n.], Guyana K000565884 isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Schomburgk [780], Guyana K000565887 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Schomburgk [562], Roraima K000565883 isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Gardner [6023], Brazil K000565862 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Hostmann [1192], Surinam K000565880 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Schomburgk [780], Guyana K000565886 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Schomburgk [780], Guyana K000565888 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Schomburgk [780], Guyana K000565885 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Glaziou, A.F.M. [6535], Brazil K000565860 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Hostmann [1192], Surinam K000565882 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000565876 syntype Yes
Jan 1, 1993 s.coll. [1033], Brazil K000565863 isotype Yes
Salzmann [s.n.], Brazil K000001396 isosyntype Yes
Ekman, E.L. [8555], Haiti K000170043 Unknown type material Yes
Wright, C. [2435], Cuba K000170037 isotype No
Gardner [5468], Brazil K000565878 Unknown type material Yes
Blanchet [3726], Brazil K000565858 isotype Yes
Schott [1033], Brazil K000565864 isotype Yes
Jun 1, 1966 Belem, R.P. [782], Bahia Myrciaria splendens K000001409 Yes

First published in Linnaea 27: 330 (1856)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
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  • Barrie, F.R. (2005). Personal communication on Myrtaceae Field Museum of Natural History.
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  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Frohlich, D. & Lau, A. (2014). New plant records for the Hawaiian islands 2012-2013 Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 7-17.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Kawasaki, M.L., Holst, B.K. & Pérez, A.J. (2019). Flora of Ecuador 136: 1-187. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Linares, J.L. (2003 publ. 2005). Lista comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la República de El Salvador Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Oliveira Morais, P. & Lombardi, J.A. (2006). A família Myrtaceae na reserva particular do patrimônio natural da Serra do Caraça, Cata Altas, Minas Gerais, Brasil Lundiana 1: 1-32.
  • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
  • Zappi, D.C. & al. (2003). Lista das plantas vasculares de Catoles Boletim de Botânica da Universidade de São Paulo 21(2): 345-398.
  • de Lima Lourenço, A.R. & de Vasconcellos Barbosa, M.R. (2012). Myrtaceae em restingas no limite norte de distribuição da Mata Atlântica, Brasil Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 63: 373-393.
  • de Oliveira Bünger, M., Scalon, V.R., Sobral, M. & Stehmann, J.R. (2012). Myrtaceae no parque estadual do Itacolomi, Minas Gerais, Brasil Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 63: 857-881.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Frohlich, D. & Lau, A. (2014). New plant records for the Hawaiian islands 2012-2013 Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 115: 7-17.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Linares, J.L. (2003 publ. 2005). Lista comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la República de El Salvador Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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