genus Myrciaria


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Noun1.genus Myrciaria - a genus of tropical American trees and shrubs of the myrtle family
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Myrtaceae, Myrtaceae, myrtle family - trees and shrubs yielding a fragrant oil
jaboticaba, jaboticaba tree, Myrciaria cauliflora - small evergreen tropical tree native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern United States; grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches
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The jaboticaba consist in a group of nine botanical species, and due to problems regarding the taxonomical classification, a change in the nomenclature, from the genus Myrciaria to the genus Plinia, was proposed by Sobral (1985).