Latin Name:Acca sellowiana; syn. Orthostemon sellowianus
Family Name: Myrtaceae
This sweetly scented plant has no known hazards and can be planted in the enclosure for shade and shelter. We would advise feeding in moderation only and as part of a larger, varied diet. In any case do not feed the fruit to your tortoise, unless it is one of the fruit-eating species (Redfoots, Yellowfoots, Box Turtles etc.), and then only in moderation. The flower buds of the Acca have been described as silver, but they are actually white which open to reveal a pale pink interior with deep red stamens giving the impression that the flower is red.