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

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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

Conservation
IUCN category: Data deficient (DD).
Distribution
Known from the Rio Negro basin, Brazil.
Ecology
Occurring in dense flooded ombrophilous forest (“igapó”).
Morphology General Habit
Shrub to treelet 1 – 1.5 m, branches glabrous to subglabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade elliptic-ovate, 5.3 – 7.3 cm long, 2.2 – 4 cm wide, subcoriaceous, glabrous to subglabrous on both surfaces, hairs simple, apex acute or obtuse, base rounded, midvein sulcate, glabrous to subglabrous on both surfaces, lateral veins indistinct, marginal vein 1 – 2 mm from the margin; glandular dots impressed or slightly prominent on the upper surface; petiole 4 – 6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower bud 2 – 3 mm diam., floral bracts persistent, c- 1 mm long, pedicel 1 – 1.5 cm long, glabrous to subglabrous, bracteoles to 1 mm long, connate at the base, apex rounded, glabrous to subglabrous, margin ciliate, persistent, sepals 2.5 – 3 mm long, persistent, apex rounded, glabrous to subglabrous, margin ciliate; petals 4 – 5 mm long, oblong, apex obtuse or rounded; filaments c- 4 mm long, glabrous; hypanthium glabrous to subglabrous, not costate, style c- 6 mm long, subglabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit globose, 5 – 6 mm long, 6 – 9 mm diam, reddish, glabrous to subglabrous, surface not costate, with glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme not corymbose, with 3 – 5 pairs of flowers, axillary, sessile or pedunculate, peduncle 5 – 7 mm long, rachis 1.3 – 3.2 cm long, glabrous to subglabrous; axis of the raceme shorter than the length of the leaf blade
Note
Eugenia breviracemosa is a species of glabrous or subglabrous plants, with leaf blades generally subcoriaceous, generally with a rounded base and indistinct lateral veins on the upper surface. Among other species of Eugenia found in Amazon forests, E. breviracemosa resembles E. longiracemosaKiaersk., also endemic to the Rio Negro basin and with pedunculate racemes, persistent floral bracts and a glabrous or subglabrous hypanthium. However, E. breviracemosa has racemes with the axis shorter than the leaf blade, in addition to the shorter peduncle of the inflorescence. The specific epithet refers to the short peduncle of the inflorescences of this species.

Native to:

Brazil North

Eugenia breviracemosa Mazine appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 64: 151 (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.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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