Eugenia uniflora is commonly known as Pitanga Cherry. Other common names include Surinam cherry, Brazilian cherry, Barbados cherry, Florida cherry etc. Eugenia uniflora is an evergreen shrub which is 2-4 m tall belonging to the Myrtaceae family. It is native to Brazil but is cultivated in several subtropical countries. The plant is normally introduced as an ornamental plant. The fruits are edible and eaten raw when fully ripe which can also be made into jams, jellies, pies, juices, sherbets etc. Additionally, both leaves and fruits have been used in folk medicine. Birds and mammals disperse the seeds.