From the Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
by Wilson Popenoe
Eugenia luschnathiana Berg.
This is a fruit-tree found wild and cultivated in the state of
Bahia, Brazil. It attains a height of 25 to 30 feet, and is of handsome
appearance. The leaves are lanceolate, 3 inches long, glossy and deep
green on the upper surface, light green below. The fruits are broadly
obovate in form, 1 inch long, with the apex crowned by four or five
green sepals 1 inch long. The color is bright orange-yellow. The skin
is thin, and the flesh soft, melting, juicy, with an acid, highly
aromatic flavor. The seeds, commonly one but sometimes as many as four,
are rounded or angular according to number, and attached to one side of
the seed cavity. Propagation is usually by seed. The botanical name
Phyllocalyx Luschnathianus, Berg, is sometimes used.
The pera do campo (Eugenia Klotzschiana). (X 3/7)