Eugenia uniflora L., Sp. Pl. 470 1753. (Syn: Eugenia arechavaletae Herter; Eugenia costata Cambess.; Eugenia dasyblasta (O.Berg) Nied.; Eugenia decidua Merr.; Eugenia indica Nicheli; Eugenia indica Nicheli; Eugenia michelii Lam.; Eugenia microphylla Barb. Rodr.; Eugenia myrtifolia Salisb.; Eugenia oblongifolia (O.Berg) Arechav.; Eugenia oblongifolia (O.Berg) Nied. [Illegitimate]; Eugenia oblongifolia (O. Berg) Mattos; Eugenia strigosa (O.Berg) Arechav.; Eugenia uniflora var. atropurpurea Mattos; Eugenia willdenowii (Spreng.) DC.; Eugenia zeylanica Willd.; Luma arechavaletae (Herter) Herter; Luma costata (Cambess.) Herter; Luma dasyblasta (O.Berg) HerterLuma strigosa (O.Berg) Herter; Myrtus brasiliana L. …; Myrtus willdenowii Spreng.; Plinia pedunculata L.f.; Plinia petiolata L. [Illegitimate]; Plinia rubra L.; Plinia tetrapetala L.; Stenocalyx affinis O.Berg; Stenocalyx brunneus O.Berg; Stenocalyx costatus (Cambess.) O.Berg; Stenocalyx dasyblastus O.Berg; Stenocalyx glaber O.Berg; Stenocalyx impunctatus O.Berg; Stenocalyx lucidus O.Berg; Stenocalyx michelii (Lam.) O.Berg ..; Stenocalyx nhampiri Barb. Rodr.; Stenocalyx oblongifolius O.Berg; Stenocalyx rhampiri Barb.Rodr.; Stenocalyx ruber (L.) Kausel; Stenocalyx strigosus O.Berg; Stenocalyx uniflorus (L.) Kausel; Syzygium michelii (Lam.) Duthie);
 
Pitanga, Surinam Cherry, Barbados cherry, Brazilian cherry, Cayenne cherry, Florida cherry, French cherry;
Colombia (Antioquia, Cauca, Cundinamarca, San Andrés, Providencia y Santa
Catalina, Valle), NE-Brazil (Bahia), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul), SE-Brazil
(Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Argentina (Catamarca,
Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta, Santa Fe,
Tucuman), S-Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Paraguay (Alto
Paraguay, Amambay, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion,
Cordillera, Guaira, Paraguari, Pres. Hayes, San Pedro), Uruguay (Durazno,
Paysandu, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres), Venezuela
(Distrito Federal), Bolivia (Chuquisaca, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Australia
(introduced) (Queensland (introduced)), Costa Rica (introduced), Panama
(introduced), Taiwan (introduced), trop. Africa (introduced), Java (introduced),
Jamaica (introduced), Peru (introduced), Bahamas (introduced), Belize
(introduced), South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal (introduced)), Puerto Rico
(introduced), Haiti (introduced), Dominican Republic (introduced), Mexico
(introduced), Cuba (introduced), Lesser Antilles (introduced) (St. Barts
(introduced), Antigua (introduced), Saba (introduced), St. Eustatius
(introduced), St. Kitts (introduced), Nevis (introduced), Montserrat
(introduced), Guadeloupe (introduced), Dominica (introduced), Martinique
(introduced), St. Vincent (introduced), Grenada (introduced), Barbados
(introduced)), Seychelles (introduced), New Caledonia, Fiji (introduced),
Norfolk Isl. (introduced), China (introduced), Thailand (introduced), Sri Lanka
(introduced), Burma (introduced), Vietnam (introduced), Philippines (introduced)
(Luzon (introduced)), Surinam (introduced), Cook Isl. (introduced) (Rarotonga
(introduced)), Marquesas Isl. (introduced), Niue (introduced), Society Isl.
(introduced) (Tahiti (introduced), Raiatea (introduced)), Southern Marianas
(introduced) (Guam (introduced)), Tuamotu Arch. (introduced) (Makatea Isl.
(introduced), Takapoto Atoll (introduced)), Austral Isl. (introduced) (Tubuai
(introduced)), Mauritius (introduced), Réunion (introduced), Rodrigues
(introduced), Madagascar (introduced), Hawaii (introduced) (Kauai (introduced),
Molokai (introduced), Maui (introduced) (Lahaina and Makawao Districts)
(introduced)), USA (introduced) (Florida (introduced)), Trinidad & Tobago
(introduced), Micronesia (introduced) (Pohnpei) (introduced)), Mozambique
(introduced), Zambia (introduced), Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Principe Isl.
(introduced), Sao Tome (introduced), Central African Republic (introduced),
Benin (introduced)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 


Native to tropical America,

Surinam Cherry is a large shrub or small tree with a conical form, growing slowly to 8 m in height.  
The leaves are glossy green, up to 4 cm long, and new foliage has a beautiful copper color.
Long-stalked flowers, borne singly or as many as 4 together in leaf axils, have 4 delicate, recurved, white petals and a tuft of 50-60 prominent white stamens with pale-yellow anthers. The fragrant white flowers mature into fruits which are 7- to 8-ribbed, up to 2 cm in diameter, and ripen from yellow to red. The flavor ranges from sweet to sour, depending on the cultivar and level of ripeness.  
Surinam Cherry is often used in gardens as a hedge or screen. The fruit is high in Vitamin C, and its predominant food use in most of the places it occurs is as a flavoring and base for jams and jellies.
(from Wikipedia)   
 


Request Id of the attached picture of taken on 01-10-2008 at Ramana Ashram, Thiruvannamalai in Chennai, India. 
We had the sweet-sour wild berries from the tree.

This is Surinam cherry, Eugenia uniflora.


The fruits look like Surinam Cherry. Euginia Uniflora.
Here is the link http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/surinam_cherry.htm
It gives a good picture of the fruits, flowers and the plant. 


Brazilian Cherry… Eugenia uniflora


 

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Pics taken in Lalbagh, Bangalore on 11-10-09 at 8.30 am.
Requeast Comon & Bot. ID.

love it, esp the tree trunk shape…must have taken a lot of years to develop that character…


Me too! Thanks … 
I find Trunks & Barks fascinaing – & have a small series on INW – of course in those days i just went by the looks & was not into iding.Hardly any appreciation for those pics but then, i was doing it mainly for myself !!:)


The plant/tree has been identified as Surinam CherryEugenia uniflora – Family – Myrtaceae. ID thanks to …  & … on indianaturewatch website.


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Request Tree ID 69 – Bangalore – RA: 6 images. Lalbagh, Bangalore


Sir, this is Eugenia unifloraBrazilian Cherry. next time, taste the fruit 🙂 they are edible and taste really good! like gooseberry and lemons with sweetness


more like Jamun fruits infact


Is it syzygium samarensis alba.


… is right, its Eugenia uniflora


Yes I agree, it is Eugenia uniflora.


Clearly Eugenia uniflora.

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Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – Eugenia uniflora, L. <=> Surinam Cherry Tree – RA : 13 images.
Native to tropical America, Surinam Cherry is a large shrub or small tree with a conical form, growing slowly to 8 m in height.  

The leaves are glossy green, up to 4 cm long, and new foliage has a beautiful copper color.
Long-stalked flowers, borne singly or as many as 4 together in leaf axils, have 4 delicate, recurved, white petals and a tuft of 50-60 prominent white stamens with pale-yellow anthers. The fragrant white flowers mature into fruits which are 7- to 8-ribbed, up to 2 cm in diameter, and ripen from yellow to red. The flavor ranges from sweet to sour, depending on the cultivar and level of ripeness.  

Surinam Cherry is often used in gardens as a hedge or screen. The fruit is high in Vitamin C, and its predominant food use in most of the places it occurs is as a flavoring and base for jams and jellies.
(from Wikipedia)

 



 

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Eugenia uniflora L. SN AUG 26 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).  
Eugenia uniflora L, Pitanga, Surinam Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, or Cayenne Cherry cultivated near Bangalore, Karnataka


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pls validate.Eugenia uniflora.240914.RT-1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Pls validate. Eugenia uniflora‘Pitanga/Surinam cherry’.
Place-Cochin.
Habitat-cultivated
Height-6/8 feet.

Fruits-edible. 1inch size.


Yes, Eugenia uniflora


 
Attached are pictures of Eugenia uniflora captured at Lonavala in October 2013.
Earlier posted on the forum and was identified.


Requesting to please ID this plant in a nursery in Lonavala, Maharashtra in October 2013.
Is this some Capparis?


Likely to be from Myrtaceae

I think it’s Eugenia uniflora, Pitanga, the Brazilian cherry


Completely agree with … for the ID  Eugenia uniflora L.


 

Eugenia uniflora fruits from Lalbagh.


Beautiful..


 

 

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08092017BHAR1 – Red fruit : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Pitchandikulam forest, Tamil Nadu.


Check for Eugenia (Eugenia uniflora ?) 

… or could it be some Glochidion sp. ? 


… sorry !!! must be Eugenia as … says.


Yes, it is correct. Thanks.

 

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Ornamental For ID : VJTI,Mumbai : 220214 : AK-18 : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 4 authors. 
Again seen today (22.2.14) at Friends of Trees exhibition.

Seems from the Myrtaceae family.


Looks like Myrtus communis


Looks somewhat different to me although definitely from Myrtaceae.

Is it Eugenia uniflora?


Eugenia uniflora seems a better choice.
Seen at the Friends of Trees Exhibition in Mumbai.

Posted earlier.
Suggested ids……
Myrtus communis from …
Eugenia uniflora from … 
Ornamental For ID : VJTI,Mumbai : 220214 : AK-18

In Eugenia uniflora, flowers are about 12 mm across, fruit about 3 cm across, yellow to red

Myrtus communis flowers 20 mm across, fruit 12 mm, blue black
You may check these but flower size and number (less) of stamens does suggest Eugenia


 

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Re: Would you identify this please? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
The shrub in the pic is flowering for the first time at our lake. From the flowers would you be able to identify this species?


Could you pl. send the picture of the shrub.


It could be Eugenia uniflora.


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24012013 BRS 442: Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.
Location: Pichandikulam, Vilupuram Dist.
Date: 24.01.2013
Habitat: garden
Habit: Tree


Some species of Syzygium ?


To me, it looks like Eugenia.


Appears close to images at Eugenia uniflora L. 


 

 
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