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Veliyath Gardens

Pitangao Fruit Plant (Eugenia speciosa)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Laranjinha Do Mato, Pitangao

Botanical Name: Eugenia speciosa

General Information:

Slow-growing plant is native to southern and eastern Brazil in South America.

Exhibits variability, ranging from a semi-deciduous small shrub (less than 1 meter tall in poor, sandy coastal soils) to a tree (10 - 20 meters tall in pine forests).

The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use and is sometimes cultivated in home gardens.

Fruits are consumed raw or used in making jellies.

Features a thin fleshy pulp with a slightly sweet flavor.

Nutritional and Medicinal Properties:

Leaves and fruits contain a diverse range of nutrients and bioactive compounds.

Traditionally used in folk medicine to treat conditions such as stomach and intestinal disorders, fever, and general inflammation.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate