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Taxon: Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel

Genus: Plinia
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Nomen number: 465344
Place of publication: Ark. Bot., a.s., 3:508. 1956
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Brazilian grapetree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • jaboticaba  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • jabuticaba  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-açu  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-de-sabará  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-murta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticaba-paulista  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jabuticabeira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • stamjaboticaba  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais (s.), Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo]


  1. Costa, I. R. & E. R. Forni-Martins. 2006. Chromosome studies in species of Eugenia, Myrciaria and Plinia (Myrtaceae) from south-eastern Brazil. Austral. J. Bot. 54:409-415. Note: 2n=22
  2. Danner, M. A. et al. 2011. Genetic dissimilarity among jabuticaba trees native to southwestern Paraná, Brazil. Revista Brasil. Frutic. 33:517-525.
  3. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  4. Govaerts, R. et al. 2008. World checklist of Myrtaceae
  5. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  6. Wilson, P. G. 2011. Review of Myrtaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.

Check other web resources for Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2021. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 January 2021.