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Guabiyu Fruit plant (Myrcianthes Pungens)

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Plant Type

Guabiyu (Myrcianthes Pungens) -

Botanical Name: Myrcianthes Pungens

Common Names: Guabiyu, Guabiju, Guabimango

General Information:

Belongs to the Myrtaceae family.

Semi-deciduous tree.

Southern South America - Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Southern and Eastern Brazil, and Bolivia.

Widely cultivated for its edible fruit within its native range.

Grown as an ornamental plant.

Dark purple, globose fruit.

Up to 25mm in diameter.

Succulent, juicy pulp with a sweet, pleasant flavor.

Medicinal Uses:

Exhibits antimicrobial effects.

Gastroprotective activity.

Other Uses:

Timber is harvested from wild trees.

Grown as an ornamental plant.

Health Benefits:

Promising in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Shows potential against the side effects of cisplatin, an anticancer agent.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate