In size and color, it looks like a cherry, but with tiny leaves coming out of the bottom; the taste is closer to Surinam cherry and uvalha, both also members of the genus Eugenia. Native to the Atlantic rainforest, with whitish, juicy, and sweet pulp that has a lightly acidic touch, it is good to be eaten fresh. Found in the remaining rainforest regions that go from Santa Catarina to Bahia, the trees bear fruits between November and February. In folk medicine, an infusion made with the Brazilian cherry tree leaves or bark is used to fight rheumatism.