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Acca (plant)

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Myrtaceae
Higher classification  Myrtaceae
Lower classifications  Feijoa, Acca lanuginosa
Order  Myrtales
Scientific name  Acca
Rank  Genus
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Acca (formerly Feijoa) is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the Myrtaceae family, first described as a genus in 1856.

It is native to South America.

Acca sellowiana is cultivated for its edible fruits, known as feijoas or pineapple guavas.

accepted species
  1. Acca lanuginosa (Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don) McVaugh - central + southern Peru
  2. Acca macrostema (Ruiz & Pav. ex G.Don) McVaugh - Bolivia, central + southern Peru
  3. Acca sellowiana (O.Berg) Burret - southeastern + southern Brazil, Uruguay, Misiones Province in Argentina

References

Acca (plant) Wikipedia


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