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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Brazil (to Maranhão).

    [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

    Habit
    Tree 6 – 18 m, young branches glabrous to puberulous
    Leaves
    Leaf blade elliptic, ovate-elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 6.5 – 13.5 cm long, 3.1 – 5.6 cm wide, chartaceous, glabrous to sparsely puberulous on both surfaces, hairs simple; apex acute-acuminate; base acute; midvein sulcate, glabrous to sparsely puberulous on both surfaces; lateral veins flat to slightly prominent, marginal vein 1.5 – 3 mm from the margin; glandular dots indistinct or flat on the upper surface; petiole 4 – 8 mm long
    Inflorescences
    Raceme with 4 – 6 (– 9) pairs of flowers, axillary, peduncle (0 –) 3 – 8 mm long; rachis 2.1 – 8.2 cm, sparse to densely puberulous, hairs brownish or whitish
    Flowers
    Flower bud 4 – 7 mm diam; floral bracts deciduous before anthesis, 3 – 4 mm long; pedicel 5 – 9 mm, sparsely to densely puberulous; bracteoles 1 – 2.5 mm long, connate at the base, apex acute, obtuse or rounded, subglabrous to sparsely puberulous, persistent; sepals 2 – 3.5 mm long, apex rounded, glabrous to sparsely puberulous, persistent; petals 5 – 7 mm long, orbicular, apex rounded; filaments 5 – 6 mm long, glabrous; hypanthium densely puberulous, more densely so than the pedicel and the rachis, not costate, style 1 – 1.2 cm long, glabrous. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 1.4 – 1.7 cm long, 1.1 – 1.3 cm diam, puberulous, surface smooth.
    Ecology
    Occurring in unflooded ombrophilous forest — “floresta de terra firme”.
    Conservation
    Conservation status. IUCN category: Data deficient (DD).
    Note
    The indumentum of the rachis and hypanthium of Eugenia caducibracteata is similar to velvet, with very short, densely distributed hairs. Also, it has large globose flower buds, as well as large and early deciduous floral bracts. It differs from E. brownsbergiiAmshoff mainly by the short and brownish or whitish hairs of the inflorescences (instead of longer rusty hairs of E. brownsbergii). The specific epithet refers to the floral bracts of this species, which are deciduous before anthesis.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Brazil Northeast

    Eugenia caducibracteata Mazine appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2013 Pires, M.J. [2015], Pará K000913199 isotype
    Fróes, R.L. [11640], Brazil K001018742
    Fróes, R.L. [11773], Brazil K001018743

    First published in Kew Bull. 64: 149 (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

    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 Bulletin
    Kew Bulletin
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    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/
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