1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.
      1. Eugenia mufindiensis Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Iringa).

    [FTEA]

    Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.8–3 m tall with reddish brown slightly flaky bark, probably always dioecious; stems often rather straggling, slender, reddish brown, densely shortly ferruginous-pubescent; internodes short; branchlets spreading.
    Leaves
    Leaves paler beneath, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 0.7–3.3 cm long, 0.5–2.3 cm wide, subacute at apex but tip rounded, rounded at the base, glabrous save for few hairs on midrib beneath, densely gland-dotted beneath; petiole 1.5–2.5 mm long, slightly pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers sweetly scented, female nearly always solitary, males in 1–5-flowered fascicles; peduncle absent; pedicels 0.3–1.2(–1.6) cm long, glabrous to densely pubescent; bracteoles 0.8 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx purplish green; tube narrow, 1–2 mm long; lobes 4, ovate or elliptic, 1.5 mm long, 1.2 mm wide, ciliate, densely covered with small raised orange-red opaque glands.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, white tinged pink or purplish, ± round or elliptic, 3 mm long, 2 mm wide, with similar glands to calyx.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 38 in male flowers; filaments 1.2–2 mm long; anthers 0.6 mm long, the connective with a few glands.
    Style
    Style 4.8 mm long in female flowers but reduced to 2 vestiges 0.8 mm long in male flower.
    Disc
    Disc ± glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit pink or red, ellipsoid, 9 mm long, 7 mm wide, crowned by disc and calyx-lobe bases.
    Figures
    Fig. 13.
    Habitat
    Montane forest of Macaranga etc., streamside forest of Ilex, Trichocladus etc. and forest edges; 1700–2000 m
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Eugenia mufindiensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cribb, P. [11452], Tanzania K001001027
    Thomas, D.W. [3579], Tanzania K001001026
    Harris, B.J. [2401], Tanzania K001001028
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8245], Tanzania K001001029
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8245], Tanzania K001001030
    Lovett, J. [2068], Tanzania K001001031
    Perdue, R.E. [11.318], Tanzania K001001024
    Carmichael [s.n.], Tanzania K001001023
    Macha, E.S. [130], Tanzania K001001022 holotype
    Pagot-Wilkes, C.F. [734], Tanzania K001001025

    First published in Kew Bull. 54: 50 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 54: 50, fig. 3 (1999).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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