Monographs Details: Eugenia brownsbergii Amshoff
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 - S U R I N A M E . Apparently stiU known from the type locality only; Brownsberg,24 Nov 1923 (fl), B. W . 6353 (U!, type). F R E N C H GUIANA. The type of E.brownsbergii var glauca Amsh. (Rec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 4 2 : 14. 1950), came fromsome unknown locahty in French Guiana. I have not seen either of the two specimenscited. BRAZIL. Para: Belem, 30 Nov 1945 (fl), Pires & Black 780 (MICH, U,U S ) , 3 Jul 1947 (fl), rffl Silva 17 (MICH, U, U S ) , Sep-Oct 1961 (fr), Pires 51703(NY).

Discussion:

For description see Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 128. 1951). This species is unique among the racemosely flowered Eugenias in our flora in the close covering of appressed bright reddish-brown hairs that clothes the branchlets and inflorescence, extending even to every part of the bracteoles and calyx-lobes. The double marginal nerve emphasized in the protologue is often conspicuous on the leaves of vegetative shoots, but less so in the smaller leaves on flowering specimens.

At the time of publication Eugenia brownsbergii was known only from the Guianas. Amshoff later (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 128) reported it from Para, Brazil. This report was presumably based on two specimens at Utrecht (U), both annotated by Amshoff in 1950. The Brazilian plants are very like those from Suriname except that the hairs of the inflorescence are paler, less closely appressed and more tangled, and the lower leaf-surfaces are persistently and closely appressed-pubescent with fine gray hairs underlying scattered coarser reddish hairs; in the Suriname plants the pubescence is thin and evanescent. The fruit of the Brazihan plant (as seen in Pires 51703), is pyriform, purplish black, about 1 cm long, fleshy

Distribution:Suriname South America| French Guiana South America| Brazil South America|