Monographs Details: Eugenia arawakorum Sandwith
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Morabalh Creek, Essequibo River, 16 Oct 1929 (fl). Sandwith 462 (K, type); Pakaraima Mts., summit of Eagle Mt., mile 114.5, Bartica-Potaro road, elev 700 m, 13 Oct 1951 (fl), Maguire 32101 ( M I C H ).


For description see Sandwith. Still known only from the interior of British Guiana, this is described as an upland forest tree 10 m high or more. In Maguire's collection, which I compared directly with the type at Kew in 1965, the leaves are coriaceous, revolute, drying pale brown or purplish-brown beneath. Apparently this species is distinct from all the others with small reddish-pubescent fasciculate flowers, in having the midvein narrowly impressed above, the leaves glabrous beneath or at least without any persistent covering of fine pale hairs, and the calyx-lobes longer than the corolla in bud but somewhat thick and fleshy, convex on the backs and not reflexed, glabrous on the inner surface.

Distribution:Guyana South America|