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Eugenia Uniflora

Botanical Name:

Eugenia uniflora

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Much-branched shrub or smalltree 3–10 m tall, leaves ovate, 2–6.3 cm long, 1.3–3.3 cm wide, obtuse or obtusely acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, glabrous; petiole 2 mm long; flowers solitary or ± 4 in fascicles; pedicels slender, 1.5–2.5 cm long, glabrous, with oblong brown gland-dotted bracts 7 mm long at base.

Flower

Flowers 1·5–2·5 cm. long, white, solitary or few together, axillary; pedicels very slender.

Fruit

Fruit green turning orange, bright red, deep scarlet or dark purplish maroon (almost black), oblate, 1.4–2.5 cm diameter, 7–8-ribbed, juicy and edible with either 1 large or 2–3 smaller seeds.

Taxonomy

Order

Myrtales

Family

Myrtaceae

Genus

Eugenia

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