1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.
      1. Eugenia aschersoniana F.Hoffm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia, Tanzania (Tabora District), Mozambique.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub; branchlets densely ferruginous pubescent at first; older parts leafless, glabrous, with grey-brown slightly fissured bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic (or broadly obovate fide Hoffmann), 1–5 cm long, 0.8–2.4 cm wide, slightly acute to rounded at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, slightly pubescent when young and persistently so on the midrib beneath; petioles 3–5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Female flowers not seen; male flowers in 1–6-flowered fascicles in axils of leaves or fallen leaves; pedicels 0.6–1.4 cm long with dense spreading white and ferruginous hairs 0.5–0.7 mm long, slightly glandular; bracteoles minute, very densely ferruginous pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes 4, ovate, 3 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, ± rounded, pubescent outside, ciliate.
    Corolla
    Petals white, ovate or elliptic, 6–7 mm long, 4.8–5 mm wide, ciliate.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 60 with filaments ± 3.5(–6) mm long.
    Style
    Style absent.
    Fruits
    Fruit not seen.
    Habitat
    Riverine thicket; 1110 m
    Distribution
    T4 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

    Eugenia aschersoniana F.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8027], Zambia 8595.000
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8027A], Zambia 8597.000
    Procter, J. [2091], Tanzania K001000930
    Allen, E.F. [27], Mozambique Eugenia capensis subsp. aschersoniana K001001107
    Luke, P.A. [4279], Tanzania Eugenia capensis subsp. aschersoniana K001000993
    Lea, A. [75], Mozambique Eugenia capensis subsp. aschersoniana K001001106
    Honey, T. [699], Mozambique Eugenia capensis subsp. aschersoniana K001001104
    Noel, A.R.A. [2465], Mozambique Eugenia capensis subsp. aschersoniana K001001105
    Rulangaranga, Z.K. [123], Tanzania Eugenia capensis subsp. aschersoniana K001000994

    First published in Beitr. Fl. Centr.-Ost-Afr.: 35 (1889)

    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: 48 (1999).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 376 (1949).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 733 (1921).
    • Gilg. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 287 (1895) pro parte.
    • Warburg in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile B: 221 (1895) pro parte.
    • F. Hoffm., Beitr. Kennt. Fl. Zentr.-Ost-Afr.: 35 (1889).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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