Pitombas

Pitombas

About Pitombas

Eugenia luschnathiana is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, native to the state of Bahia, Brazil. The fruit is known as pitomba-da-bahia, and is also called uvalha do campo, ubaid do campo or uvalheira in Brazil. It shares the name pitomba with another South American species, Talisia esculenta. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 4-10 m high. The leaves are opposite, 3-7_cm long, oblong-lanceolate, dark green above, pale below, with a short petiole and a leathery texture. The flowers are 1.5-2_cm diameter, with four (rarely five) yellowish-white petals. The fruit is a globose, bright orange-yellow berry 2.5-5_cm long, containing one or two (rarely up to four) 1_cm diameter seeds.