Acca O.Berg.


Origin of name unknown.

Evergreen shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite. Flowers 1-3 together in the leaf axils, stalked. Sepals 4. Petals 4. Stamens numerous, protruding from the flower. Ovary inferior, of 2 chambers. Fruit an oblong or ovoid berry with persistent calyx lobes. Feijoa O. Berg.

Origin of name unknown.

A. sellowiana is grown for its edible fruits, dense foliage and ornamental flowers.

6 species from S America.

Seed, cuttings, layering or grafting.

A. sellowiana has edible fruits that are eaten raw or in preserves.

Leaves densely hairy below; calyx lobes and petals 4; stamens deep red; fruit mostly 4-6 cm long.

Landrum (1986).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Myrtaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Myrtales
family       Myrtaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Acca sellowiana (O.Berg) Burret