1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Acca O.Berg
      1. Acca sellowiana (O.Berg) Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (S. Minas Gerais) to Argentina (Misiones).

    [FTEA]

    Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 0.9–7 m tall with pale grey bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, elliptic, or oblong-elliptic, 2.8–7 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, obtuse at the apex, smooth and glossy olive-green above, densely white-tomentose beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers in 1–3-flowered axillary or terminal cymes.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube and outside of lobes white-tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals white or pink outside, crimson-purple or lilac-pink inside, up to 2 cm long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 1.5–2.5 cm long, with crimson or purple filaments and yellow anthers.
    Fruits
    Fruit dull green or yellow-green, often with dull red or orange blush, oblong or ellipsoid-ovoid, 2.5–8 cm long, 2.8–5 cm wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/4–5, p. 14.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Uruguay

    Introduced into:

    Costa Rica, Juan Fernández Is., Kenya, New Zealand South, Tanzania, Uganda

    Acca sellowiana (O.Berg) Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1983 Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000565017 isotype
    Jan 1, 1983 Sellow [4013], Uruguay K000565018
    53865.000
    Andrews, S. [s.n.] 54549.000
    Feijoa sellowiana 14462.000

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 50: 59 (1941)

    Accepted by

    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Keller, H.A. & Tressens, S.G. (2007). Presencia en Argentina de dos especies de uso múltiple: Acca sellowiana (Myrtaceae) y Casearia lasiophylla (Flacourtiaceae) Darwiniana 45: 204-212.
    • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
    • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2009). Flora Mesoamericana 4(1): 1-855. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Keller, H.A. & Tressens, S.G. (2007). Presencia en Argentina de dos especies de uso múltiple: Acca sellowiana (Myrtaceae) y Casearia lasiophylla (Flacourtiaceae) Darwiniana 45: 204-212.
    • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
    • Danton, P. & Perrier, C. (2004). Liste de la Flore vasculaire de l'île Robinson Crusoe archipel Juan Fernández, Chili Journal de Botanique Société de Botanique de France 24: 67-78.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0