Surinam cherry USDA PLANTS Symbol: EUUN2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub Hardwood Trees
Eugenia uniflora L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Myrtales: Myrtaceae
Synonym(s): pitanga
Native Range: Brazil; trop. Am (BAIL);

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Plant(s); Common name in Portuguese: Pitanga  
Luana Vargas, ,
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Tree(s); Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

Invasive Listing Sources:
Archbold Biological Station
Faith Campbell, 1998
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Reichard, Sarah. 1994.  Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.