Bright yellow Eugenia stipitata fruit hanging on a tree in sunlight
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Eugenia stipitata

One of forty-four native Colombian species of the genus Eugenia with a habitat below 5,000 feet. This acidic, nutritional fruit is primarily used for juice and is called arazá in Colombia. The fruit is ripe when soft. It is usually only sold close to where it grows and is not well known. Photographed in the Valley of Cauca.

Two white four-petal Eugenia stipitata flowers with yellow stamens
A white Eugenia stipitata flower with cream-color anthers
Eugenia stipitata yellow fruit cut in half exposing the white pulp
A Eugenia stipitata green fruit hanging from a tree branch
Bright yellow Eugenia stipitata fruit hanging on a tree in shade
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