Eugenia reinwardtiana

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Eugenia reinwardtiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eugenia
Species:E. reinwardtiana
Binomial name
Eugenia reinwardtiana
(Blume) DC.
Synonyms

Eugenia carissoides F.Muell.
Myrtus reinwardtiana Blume[1]

 
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Eugenia reinwardtiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Myrtales
Family:Myrtaceae
Genus:Eugenia
Species:E. reinwardtiana
Binomial name
Eugenia reinwardtiana
(Blume) DC.
Synonyms

Eugenia carissoides F.Muell.
Myrtus reinwardtiana Blume[1]

Eugenia reinwardtiana is a shrub to small tree native to rainforests in northern Queensland, Australia, Indonesia,[1] and the Pacific Islands. Common names include Cedar Bay Cherry, Mountain Stopper,[2] and Nioi (Hawaii).[3] They are typically 2 to 6 m (6.6 to 20 ft) in height.[4]

The tree is particularly prevalent around the Cedar Bay National Park and the edible fruit was especially popular with the hippies who lived there in the 1970s.

Uses[edit]

The tree is cultivated to a limited extent for its edible sweetish fruit that is often eaten out-of-hand, used to flavour drinks and candies, or as a preserve. The fruit is a source of antioxidants.[5]

The tree is well-suited to amenity horticulture in the tropics, and is grown in the median strips in Cairns. It is readily propagated from fresh seed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Eugenia reinwardtiana (Blume) DC.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Eugenia reinwardtiana (Blume) DC.". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  3. ^ "nioi". Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  4. ^ a b Wrigley, J.W., Fagg, M., Australian Native Plants, Collins, 1986, ISBN 0-00-216575-9
  5. ^ Sullivan, Rachel. "Rainforest Fruit Power". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 

External links[edit]

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