A few species of evergreen shrubs.  Leaves opposite.  Flowers solitary in leaf axils, 4 petals, many stamens.  Fruit an oblong berry, remnants of the calyx on the tip.
Acca: The derivation of Acca is cited as from an ancient Hebrew word meaning "hot sand", perhaps from Akkad (Sumerian Agde, Biblical Acca) the name of the city founded by Sargon I in northern Babylonia, though how this relates to this plant seems a mystery (San Marcos Growers, Santa Barbara, Calif.).

Pronunciation: 
AK-uh
Family: 
Myrtaceae