A shrub or small tree native to eastern Brazil. Smooth brown bark and slender branches, typically growing to 13ft tall and wide. Fragrant white flowers are tubular with five petals and are either solitary or in clusters of 3 at the axils. The fruits are round with a thin skin that ripens to a red color, tipped by the remains of the calyx. The juicy flesh, which is white or yellow, has many soft seeds embedded in it. The fruits, which are high in vitamin C, have a pleasantly strawberry-guava sour taste, are often eaten fresh, or may ne processed into jams, jellies, and juices, as well as ice creams and sorbets.