1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.
      1. Eugenia nigerina A.Chev.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Intricately branched shrublet 2–4(–8) m tall with reddish or brownish glabrous or shortly pubescent stems; bark grey, peeling.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, broadly elliptic or almost round, (0.9–)2–4.7 cm long, (0.4–)1.4–3.5 cm wide, rounded at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, glabrous, glandular-punctate, subsessile or petiole 1–1.5 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Fascicles 1–6-flowered; bracteoles 0.5 mm long, glabrous or shortly pubescent; pedicels 0.8–1.4 cm long, glabrous.
    Calyx
    Sepals oblong, 2 large, 2 mm wide, 2 mm long, and 2 small, 1.5 mm wide, 1 mm long, rounded, glandular-punctate, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals white, 3–4 mm long.
    Disc
    Rim of disc after filaments have fallen shortly pubescent.
    Pistil
    Style 3–3.5 mm long; stigma peltate, ± 1 mm wide.
    Fruits
    Fruits red, globose to ellipsoid, 1 cm long, 8 mm wide, glabrous, very densely glandular-pustulate.
    Habitat
    Thicket in rocky places, river beds, gullies etc, Spirostachys, Cynometra flood plain thicket, forest, limestone caves with Cynometra, Euphorbia, Lepisanthes etc.; in West Africa Raynal states ‘wooded grassland on alluvial plain and gallery forest 320 m’ and Roberty ‘in swamp submerged for 4–5 months’; 18–360 m
    Distribution
    K7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burkina, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali

    Eugenia nigerina A.Chev. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gillett, J.B. [1992515], Kenya K001001043
    Chevalier, A. [260], Mali K000310022 Unknown type material
    Robertson, S.A. [5325], Kenya K001001039
    Robertson, S.A. [6083], Kenya K001001040
    Raynal, J. [20938], Côte d'Ivoire K001000767
    Luke, Q. [1333], Kenya K001001042
    Luke [1412], Kenya K001001044
    Luke [2153], Kenya K001001045
    Drummond, R.B. [4143], Kenya K001001041
    Aubréville, A. [3073] K000385955

    First published in Explor. Bot. Afrique Occ. Franç.: 268 (1920)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 54: 54 (1999).
    • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2: 237 (1954).
    • Roberty, Petite Flore de l’Ouest Africain: 247 (1954) [as “forme” of E. coronata Schum. & Thonn. but no combination made].
    • Aubrév., Fl. For. Soud.-Guin.: 85 (1950).
    • Hutch. & Dalziel in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1928: 219 (1928).
    • Hutch. & Dalziel, Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 1, 1: 199 (1927)
    • A. Chev., Explor. Bot. Afr. Occ. Fr.: 268 (1920).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0