1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

    [FZ]

    Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs, or rhizomatous, geoxylic suffrutices.
    Flowers
    Flower-buds subglobose. Flowers bisexual, or male by abortion, axillary, solitary or in fascicles, or in very short racemes, rarely in 2–3-flowered cymules.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles conspicuous and persistent at base of receptacle.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle sharply differentiated from the usually elongate and slender pedicel, in bisexual flowers completely fused to the inferior ovary, in male flowers usually deeply concave; upper receptacle absent or poorly developed.
    Calyx
    Calyx of 4–5 well-developed, free, ciliolate sepals.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5, ± ovate, ciliolate, free, persistent.
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, in male flowers inserted on the rim of the receptacle; filaments free, shorter than or scarcely longer than the petals.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular; placentation axile; ovules numerous.
    Style
    Style as long as or longer than the filaments, punctiform, funnel-shaped, capitate or shortly 2-lobed at the apex, in male flowers rudimentary and less than 0·1 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry with 1–3 seeds.
    Seeds
    Cotyledons partly or completely fused.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or sometimes small subshrubs from a woody rootstock; sometimes dioecious
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite (at least in ours)
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, hermaphrodite or functionally unisexual or purely male, solitary or fasciculate or in few-flowered cymes or racemes; bracteoles usually persistent; receptacle (calyx-tube) sharply differentiated from the pedicel, adnate to the ovary in hermaphrodite flowers, concave in male
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes 4–5, usually ciliolate, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5, free, often ciliolate, sometimes persistent
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, included on the receptacle rim; filaments free
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular with axile placentation; ovules numerous
    Style
    Style as long as or longer than stamens in hermaphrodite or female flowers, with capitate or shortly 2-lobed stigma but often rudimentary or completely lacking in male flowers
    Fruits
    Fruit a 1–3-seeded berry; cotyledons partly or completely fused.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Norfolk Is.

    Eugenia P.Micheli ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2017 Oldeman [1602], French Guiana K000275736
    Jul 1, 2017 Sastre, C. [6020], French Guiana K000275749
    Feb 1, 2009 Hamilton, W.D. [218], Brazil K000565185
    Amherst, S. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132350

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Wilson, P.G. (2009). Conspectus of the genus Eugenia (Myrtaceae) in the Philippines Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 60: 399-410.
    • 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 West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 2: 436.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 211 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 470 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in K.B. 54: 41–62 (1999)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 211 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)

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