Family:
Myrtaceae Juss.

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

Morphology General Habit
Intricately branched shrublet 2–4(–8) m tall with reddish or brownish glabrous or shortly pubescent stems; bark grey, peeling.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Fascicles 1–6-flowered; bracteoles 0.5 mm long, glabrous or shortly pubescent; pedicels 0.8–1.4 cm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, 3–4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Rim of disc after filaments have fallen shortly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style 3–3.5 mm long; stigma peltate, ± 1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

Burkina, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Chevalier, A. [260], Mali K000310022 Unknown type material Yes
Robertson, S.A. [5325], Kenya K001001039 Yes
Luke [2153], Kenya K001001045 Yes
Robertson, S.A. [6083], Kenya K001001040 Yes
Drummond, R.B. [4143], Kenya K001001041 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [1992515], Kenya K001001043 Yes
Luke, Q. [1333], Kenya K001001042 Yes
Raynal, J. [20938], Côte d'Ivoire K001000767 Yes
Luke [1412], Kenya K001001044 Yes
Aubréville, A. [3073] K000385955 No

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

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

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

  • A. Chev., Explor. Bot. Afr. Occ. Fr.: 268 (1920).
  • 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)
  • 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].
  • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 54: 54 (1999).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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