This shrub or small tree is found both wild and cultivated in southern Brazil. The leaves are oblong, obtuse, and aromatic when crushed; the fruits are round or oblate in form, 1 inch in diameter, yellow or orange in color, and crowned at the apex with the remnants of the calyx. The skin is thin, the flesh soft and juicy, with an intense and agreeable aroma. The acid flavor causes the fruit to be used principally for making refreshing drinks. It is little-known outside of Brazil.