1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.
      1. Eugenia pallidopunctata Mazine

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Pará).

    [KBu]

    Mazine, F.F. & Souza, V.C. 2009. New species of Eugenia sect. Racemosae (Myrtaceae) from Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. Kew Bulletin 64: 147. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-008-9094-y

    Type
    Brazil, Pará, Marapi, margem do rioMarapi, terra firme, 20 Oct. 1974, N. A. Rosa 245 (holotypusIAN!;isotypus MICH!).
    Habit
    Tree c- 7 m, branches densely pubescent
    Leaves
    Leaf blade elliptic, 2.2 – 3.9 cm long, 1 – 1.5 cm wide, membranaceous-chartaceous, sparsely pubescent on the upper surface, pubescent on the lower surface, hairs simple, apex acute or acuminate, base acute or attenuate, midvein sulcate on the upper surface, densely pubescent on both surfaces, lateral veins indistinct or flat, marginal vein c. 0.5 mm from the margin; glandular dots indistinct on the upper surface; petiole 2 – 3 mm long
    Inflorescences
    Raceme delicate, with 3 – 4 pairs of flowers, axillary, peduncle 1 – 1.5 cm long, rachis 1.2 – 2.5 cm long, densely pubescent, hairs brownish
    Bracts
    Floral bracts persistent, c- 1 mm long, pedicel 0.7 – 1.2 cm long, densely pubescent, bracteoles 0.5 – 1 mm long, persistent, connate at the base, apex acute or rounded, subglabrous, pubescent on the midvein, margin ciliate, sepals c- 1 mm long, apex rounded, sparsely pubescent with margin ciliate, persistent; petals c- 3 mm long, oblong, apex obtuse; filaments 3 – 4 mm long, glabrous; hypanthium densely pubescent, much more densely so than the rest of the flower and inflorescence, surface not costate, style 4 – 5 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Fruit not observed
    Distribution
    Known only from the type collection from the region of Marapi river, in Pará State, Brazil.
    Ecology
    Habitat. Occurring in unflooded ombrophilous forest — “floresta de terra firme”.
    Conservation
    IUCN category: Data deficient (DD).
    Note
    Eugenia pallidopunctata is characterised by the racemes with filiform and delicate axes, similar to those of E. orbignyana O. Berg, a shrub from cerrado of the central region of Brazil. The general aspect of the plant is also similar to that of E. longiracemosaKiaersk., which occurs in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. However, E. pallidopunctata has a very densely pubescent hypanthium, while E. longiracemosa has a glabrous hypanthium. E. pallidopunctata may also be confused with E. inundata, which also occurs in Pará and has generally narrow leaves and bracteoles with a pubescent midvein. E. inundata also differs by its shorter racemes, in addition to the usually lanuginose hypanthium with white hairs. Furthermore, E. inundata has impressed glandular dots on the upper surface of the leaves. The specific epithet refers to the glandular dots of this species, which are indistinct on the upper surface.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North

    Eugenia pallidopunctata Mazine appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 64: 147 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    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 Bulletin
    Kew Bulletin
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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