Eugenia uniflora L.

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Eugenia uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Drive, Umwinsidale, Harare

Eugenia uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Eugenia uniflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms:
Common names: Brazilian cherry (English) Pitanga (English) Surinam cherry (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Cultivated
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree.
Notes: It is grown as a garden ornamental, as a hedge and for its edible fruits. It is known as an occasional naturalised escape, but is not invasive in Zimbabwe but may become so if not controlled. In parts of South Africa, it is a declared weed, invading edges of forest, riverbanks and open spaces in urban areas.
It is not at all clear whether the records for this species in FZ are of cultivated plants or naturalised escapes. For the time being we have taken the species as cultivated only in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia and both cultivated and escaping in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: uniflora: one-flowered
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Worldwide distribution: Native to tropical America (Brazil)
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Eugenia uniflora
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Eugenia uniflora
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Eugenia uniflora
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eugenia uniflora

External websites:

African Plant Database: Eugenia uniflora
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eugenia uniflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eugenia uniflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eugenia uniflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eugenia uniflora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eugenia uniflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eugenia uniflora
Ispot Southern Africa : Eugenia uniflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Eugenia uniflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eugenia uniflora
Tropicos: Eugenia uniflora
West African Plants database: Eugenia uniflora


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eugenia uniflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142300, retrieved 1 July 2016

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