Eugenia P.Micheli ex L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.


Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Norfolk Is., Taiwan


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Giaretta, A., Lucas, E. & Takeo Sano, P. (2021). Taxonomic monograph of Eugenia sect. Schizocalomyrtus (Myrtaceae: Myrteae), a group within Eugenia with unusual flowers. Phytotaxa 524: 135-177.
  • 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.
  • Wilson, P.G. (2009). Conspectus of the genus Eugenia (Myrtaceae) in the Philippines. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 60: 399-410.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 436.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 211 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 470 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin & G. Moggi [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 211 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)
  • Verdc. in K.B. 54: 41–62 (1999)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 1, 2017 Oldeman [1602], French Guiana K000275736 Yes
Jul 1, 2017 Sastre, C. [6020], French Guiana K000275749 Yes
Feb 1, 2009 Couto [86], Brazil K000565179 Yes
Feb 1, 2009 Hamilton, W.D. [218], Brazil K000565185 Yes
Jul 1, 2007 Nunes [1170], Ceará K000277037 Yes
Jul 1, 2007 Moreira [9], Bahia K000277038 Yes
Jul 1, 2007 Conceiçao [1460], Bahia K000277039 Yes
Jul 1, 2007 Machado [104], Bahia K000277040 Yes
Mar 1, 2007 Maceda [1354], Peru K000276229 Yes
Jan 1, 2007 Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [2782], Guyana K000276162 Yes
Jan 1, 2007 Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [3016], Guyana K000276163 No
Jan 1, 2007 Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [3353], Guyana K000276170 Yes
Jan 1, 2007 Wood [17497], Bolivia K000276178 Yes
Jan 1, 2007 Graville [11691], French Guiana K000277049 Yes
May 16, 2006 Wood [22034], Bolivia K000275864 No
May 16, 2006 Brooks [TMEX 645], Brazil K000275894 Yes
Mar 27, 2006 Folli [4682], Brazil K000275797 Yes
Feb 27, 2006 Wood, J.R.I. et al. [19853], Bolivia K000275782 Yes
Feb 23, 2006 Wood [11146], Bolivia K000275719 Yes
Feb 23, 2006 Oldeman [B-3534], French Guiana K000275732 Yes
Feb 23, 2006 de Graville [C. 131], French Guiana K000275737 Yes
Aug 1, 2005 Pennington [17804], Peru K000261638 Yes
Cheek [10596], Cameroon K000949159 No
Wheatley [468], Cameroon K000948996 No
Baker [254], Cameroon K000949131 No
Nguembock [29A], Cameroon K000949129 No
Molmou [1030], Cameroon K001243861 No
Mpandzou [179], Congo K000581854 No
Amherst, S. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132350 Yes


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