This is a rare eugenia from the campos or rolling plains of central Brazil (Minas Geraes), which has recently been introduced into the United States. It is slender in habit and grows not more than 4 or 5 feet high. The leaves are lanceolate, 3 to 5 inches long, hard and brittle in texture and silvery pubescent on the lower surface. The pear-shaped, downy, golden-yellow fruits, 2 to 4 inches in length, ripen in Brazil from November to January. They have soft, juicy, acid flesh, and are highly aromatic in odor and flavor. The seeds, one to four in number, are irregularly oval in form and small in size.