Luma apiculata

(de Candolle) Burret

Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 523. 1941.

Basionym: Eugenia apiculata de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle Prodr. 3: 276. 1828
Synonyms: Myrceugenella apiculata (de Candolle) Kausel
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Shrubs or trees to 10 m; trunk smooth, often appearing some­what twisted; bark grayish or bright orangish brown, often with lighter spots; young twigs puberulent to villous. Leaves: blade elliptic to suborbiculate, 1–4.5 ×0.5–3.5 cm, base cuneate to rounded, apex apiculate to abruptly acuminate. Peduncles 5–30 mm. Flowers: calyx open, lobes persistent, 2–3(–4) mm; petals 3–5 mm. Berries to ca. 10 mm. Seeds 3–6 mm.

Phenology: Flowering mainly late summer; fruiting fall.
Habitat: Dis­turbed areas.
Elevation: 0–20 m.


Introduced; Calif., South America (sw Argentina, s Chile).


In the flora area, Luma apiculata is known mainly from near San Francisco.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Leslie R. Landrum +
(de Candolle) Burret +
Eugenia apiculata +
Calif. +, South America (sw Argentina +  and s Chile). +
0–20 m. +
Disturbed areas. +
Flowering mainly late summer +  and fruiting fall. +
Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem +
Myrceugenella apiculata +
Luma apiculata +
species +