Monographs Details: Clusia eugenioides Planch. & Linden ex Planch. & Triana
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1961. The botany of the Guayana Highland--part IV (2). Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-87.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Known certainly only by the type collection, ScMim 934, from 4000 ft alt., Santa Marta (holotype P, isotypes Herb. Boissier G, Herb. Delessert G).Three other collections have tentatively been assigned to C. eugenioides, viz., Dolores, Tolima, Colombia, 1300-1700 m, LeTim.ann 7302 (K 3 sheets, US); climbing shrub, flowers showy, white, with slight rose flush, on fallen tree, at 750 m alt., Quebrada Bruno, Comisaria Goajira, Colombia, 26 Aug 1944, Haught 4329 (NY, US); tree 60-80 ft. high, flowers dark pink, thick fore.st at bank-side. El Umbo region, Mt. Chapon, extreme western part of Dep. Boyaca, northwest of Bogota, Colombia, 25 Sep 1932, Lawrance 473 (NY).
Discussion:The four collections cited here bear some similarity in general facies. Collectors' notes indicate considerable differences in habit. Geographical disposition of the four collections raises further question of their conspecificity. Not improbably a species-complex is represented among even these few "specimens. Until considerably more material is at hand, any specific delimitation within the complex is impractical.