Accara elegans is the sole species of the monotypic genus
the botanical family Myrtaceae. It is a shrub endemic to the State of
Minas Gerais in Brazil, reaching 1-2m in height.
Formerly included in the genera
Myrtus and Psidium,
from both the latter in embryo structure, and from the former in being
pentamerous (having its parts in fives) and in bud structure. The
generic name is an anagram of the type location, Caraça, and is
similar to the presumably closely related genus of Acca, nowadays
sometimes included in Feijoa.
^ (DC.) Landrum Syst. Bot. 15(2): 221 1990
^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected
^ Landrum, Leslie R. "Accara: A New Genus of Myrtaceae, Myrtinae from
Botany Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1990), pp.
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