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.


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

    Shrub or small tree 1.5–9 m tall; branchlets puberulous when young, purplish brown.
    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 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-lobes ovate, 3.5 mm long, 3 mm wide, rounded, glabrous, with conspicuous gland-dots.
    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 35–40; filaments 2.5–7.5 mm long, longest in male flowers; anthers 0.5–1 mm long.
    Style 3–4 mm long, lacking in male flowers.
    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.
    Swamp-forest, lakeside forest and derived thicket, often in rocky places, rock-cracks etc., also recorded from woodland on sandy loam; 1100–1800 m
    K5 T1 T4 U2 U3 U4 not known elsewhere (see note)



    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.


    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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