Plinia cauliflora or commonly known as Jacoticaba is a tropical, medium-sized cultivated fruit tree native to South Brazil. It is slow-growing, reaching a height of usually about 5-13 m and trunk diameter of up to 20 cm. The crown is round, symmetrical, dense, and wide. Its small, dark green leaves are arranged oppositely. The flowers are white and small. The fruit is purple and globose, with thick skin and translucent, juicy pulp. It is high in Vitamin C and can be eaten raw or processed first into sweets or fermented into wine. Jacoticaba fruit jam is known in Brazil as ?Brazilian Grape Jelly?. There are no known medicinal uses of this plant. The wood is only used for charcoal and as fuel. The plant can be grown from seeds or by grafting.
Edible fruit, ornamental, bonsai. The fruit is used to make jams, jellies, juice and wine, or is eaten raw.