Monographs Details: Myrcia multiflora (Lam.) DC.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - FRENCH GUIANA. Cayenne, Leblond in 1792 (P), Melinon 116 in 1840 (P),Leprieur in 1838 (P); Mana, Sagot 854 (MICH, P, W ) ; He de Cayenne, 30 Sep1913 (fl), Benoist 28 (P); Cayenne, 24 Sep 1913 (bud), Benoist 3 (P); Cayenne,Richard (P); Cayenne, Le Prieur, 1840 (hb. Rich., P, type of /? grandifolia). BRAZIL.Amapa: Rio Oiapoque, Roche M o n Pere, 4 Oct 1960 (bud), Irwin et al 48642a( M I C H ) . Para: Monte Alegre, 8 Sep 1953 (imm fr), Froes 30548 ( M I C H ) ; SerradoCachimbo, elev 425 m, 17 Dec 1956 (imm fr), Pires et al 6424 ( M I C H ).

Discussion:

Eugenia multiflora Lam., Encyc. 3: 302. 1789.

Myrcia sphaerocarpa D C , DC. Prodr. 3: 251. 1828.

Aulomyrcia multiflora (Lam.) Berg, Linnaea 27: 47. 1855.

Aulomyrcia multiflora /3 grandifolia Berg, Linnaea 30: 660. 1861.

This species apparently has its principal area of distribution south of the Amazon, but it is reported from as far north as Trinidad (Flora Trin. & Tobago 1: 340. 1934). Legrand (Sellowia 13: 292. 1961) states that it ranges from Amazonia to Rio Grande do Sul and Paraguay. Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 83. 1951) says, "This species has been frequently collected in Fr. Guiana, also near the Marowijne R., but is not yet known from Suriname or Br. Guiana." It is also reported from eastern Peru and Bolivia (cf Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 13(4): 649, 650. 1958). I have not seen any modern collections from Guayana.

Distribution:French Guiana South America| Brazil South America|