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

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

    [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, Amazonas, Humaitá, Rio Madeira, road Humaitá to Labrea, km 42, 2 km W of Rio Ipixuna, low forest on terra firme, 23 Nov. 1966, G. T. Prance, B. S. Pena & J. F. Ramos 3222 (holotypusMG!;isotypi F!, INPA!, K!, MICH!, NY!, US!).
    Habit
    Tree c- 12 m, young branches moderately pubescent, glabrescent
    Leaves
    Leaf blade elliptic, 5.2 – 8 cm long, 2.1 – 2.7 cm wide, chartaceous, leaves sparse to moderately pubescent on both surfaces, hairs simple, apex acuminate, base acute, midvein sulcate, densely pubescent on the upper surface, subglabrous to pubescent on the lower surface, lateral veins slightly sulcate, marginal vein 1.5 – 2 mm from the margin; glandular dots impressed on the upper surface; petiole 3 – 4 mm long
    Inflorescences
    Raceme with 5 – 7 pairs of flowers, axillary, peduncle 2 – 3 mm long, rachis 1 – 2.2 cm long, densely pubescent, hairs ferruginous
    Flowers
    Flower bud 1 – 1.5 mm diam, floral bracts persistent, c- 1 mm long, pedicel 1 – 2 mm long, very densely pubescent, bracteoles c- 0.5 mm long, connate at base, persistent, obtuse, densely pubescent, sepals 0.5 – 1 mm, persistent, rounded, subglabrous, with pubescent midvein; petals c- 2 mm long, orbicular, apex rounded; filaments 2 – 3 mm long, glabrous; hypanthium very densely pubescent, not costate, style 2 – 3 mm long, glabrous
    Fruits
    Fruit not observed
    Distribution
    Known only from the type collection from Humaitá — Amazonas, Brazil.
    Ecology
    Occurring in unflooded ombrophilous forest — “floresta de terra firme”.
    Conservation
    IUCN category: Data deficient (DD).
    Note
    Eugenia tenuiflora is a member of the group of species characterised by the racemes with the rachis covered with rusty hairs. It also has a densely pubescent hypanthium.It is closely related to E. pruniformisCambess., a species from Brazilian Mata Atlantica, but it can easily be distinguished by the smaller flower buds and shorter pedicels. The specific epithet refers to the small and delicate flower buds of this species.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North

    Eugenia tenuiflora Mazine appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 2013 Prance, G.T. [3222], Amazonas K000913195 isotype

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