1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.
      1. Eugenia bukobensis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 1.5–9 m tall; branchlets puberulous when young, purplish brown.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually drying distinctly discolorous, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, (2.5–)3.4–9 cm long, 1.3–5 cm wide, acute, subacuminate or even ± rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base, coriaceous, glabrous; petioles 3–4 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in 2–8-flowered fascicles in axils of leaves or fallen leaves; pedicels 1.8–6.5 mm long, glabrous to puberulous with ± curled very short hairs; bracteoles placed immediately beneath the calyx-tube, ± triangular, 0.6 mm long, puberulous but not hidden by long hairs.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes ovate, 3.5 mm long, 3 mm wide, rounded, glabrous, with conspicuous gland-dots.
    Corolla
    Petals white, flushed pinkish mauve, pink, greenish yellow or green, oblong, obovate or ovate, elliptic, 4–7.5 mm long, 2–5.5(–6.5) mm wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens 35–40; filaments 2.5–7.5 mm long, longest in male flowers; anthers 0.5–1 mm long.
    Style
    Style 3–4 mm long, lacking in male flowers.
    Fruits
    Fruit at first green, then bright yellow becoming red-brown, ellipsoid, 1–1.2 cm long, 7.5–10 mm wide, minutely glandular, rugose but otherwise glabrous when adult but young fruits are usually ± densely puberulous with short adpressed curled hairs; seeds orange-brown, shining.
    Habitat
    Swamp-forest, lakeside forest and derived thicket, often in rocky places, rock-cracks etc., also recorded from woodland on sandy loam; 1100–1800 m
    Distribution
    K5 T1 T4 U2 U3 U4 not known elsewhere (see note)

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Eugenia bukobensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Eggeling, W.J. [117], Uganda K001000943
    Eggeling, W.J. [289], Uganda K001000944
    Eggeling, W.J. [5613], Uganda K001000949
    Eggeling, W.J. [E 6659], Tanzania K001000957
    Gillman, H. [310], Tanzania K001000963
    Gillman, H. [260], Tanzania K001000964
    Jackson, G. [1656], Uganda K001000937
    Jackson, G. [U56A], Uganda K001000938
    Osmaston, H.A. [2789], Uganda K001000935
    Osmaston, H.A. [2788], Uganda K001000936
    Wood, G.H.S. [611], Uganda K001000933
    Chandler, P. [1448], Uganda K001000947
    Mooney, H.F. [8708], Ethiopia K001000928
    Mooney, H.F. [8708], Ethiopia K001000929
    Procter, J. [1029], Tanzania K001000967
    Maitland, T.D. [541], Uganda K001000953
    Procter, J.E.A. [352], Tanzania K001000958
    Procter, J.E.A. [68], Tanzania K001000961
    Schmitz, A. [5956], Congo K001000831
    Friis, I. [4076], Ethiopia K001000922
    Friis, I. [3838], Ethiopia K001000923
    Friis, I. [4510], Ethiopia K001000924
    Friis, I. [1726], Ethiopia K001000926
    Bridson, D. [266], Rwanda K001000835
    de Wilde, W.J.J.O. [6366], Ethiopia K001000925
    Hancock [1518], Uganda K001000950
    Malaisse, F. [13521], Congo, DRC K001000828
    Hazel, B. [385], Uganda K001000946
    Lye, K.A. [22739], Uganda K001000941
    Lye, K.A. [6125], Uganda K001000942
    Meyer, F.G. [8923], Ethiopia K001000927
    Reekmans, M. [7281], Burundi K001000833
    Ford, J. [664], Tanzania K001000962
    Ford, J. [871], Tanzania K001000965
    Ford, J. [766], Tanzania K001000966
    De Witte, G.F. [6936], Congo, DRC K001000826
    Drummer, R. [2432], Uganda K001000951
    Drummer, R. [1246], Uganda K001000952
    Michelson [817], Congo K001000832
    Katende, A.B. [K1189], Uganda K001000939
    Katende, A.B. [937], Uganda K001000940
    Runyinya, B. [925], Rwanda K001000834
    Purseglove, J.W. [P.3500], Uganda K001000932
    Purseglove, J.W. [P.3087], Uganda K001000934
    s.coll [375], Uganda K001000931
    Bancroft, C.L. [186], Tanzania K001000959
    Griffiths, M.E. [13326A], Uganda K001000948
    Schmitz, N. [5853], Congo, DRC K001000825
    Ritscharq, F.I. [1700], Congo, DRC K001000827
    Ritschauf, F. [1690], Congo, DRC K001000829
    Schmitz, P. [2679], Congo, DRC K001000830
    Daust, H.H. [297], Uganda K001000945
    Eggeley, W.J. [1090], Uganda K001000955
    Kanywa [64], Tanzania K001000956

    First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 2: 289 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Veldkamp, J.F. (2013). Nomenclatural notes on Eugenia reinwardtiana (Myrtaceae) and more or less associated names Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 65: 117-134.
    • 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: 47 (1999).
    • Boutique, Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Myrtaceae: 25 (1968).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 302 (1962) pro parte.
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate ed. 2: 272 (1952).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 377 (1949).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 733 (1921).
    • Engl. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 2: 289 (1899).

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