Monographs Details: Eugenia cucullata 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 - BRITISH GUIANA. Takutu Creek to Puruni R., MazaruniR., on a high ridge, 13 Nov 1944 (fr). Forest Dept. 4828 {Fanshawe 2092) (MICH;N Y , type); Kaieteur Plateau, Potaro R. below Tukeit, 16 M a y 1944 (fr), Maguire& Fanshawe 23509 (NY; cited in Buh. Torrey Club 75: 537. 1948, as Eugenia sp.);Essequibo River by Agatash, 26 M a y 1943 (fr). Forest Dept. 4064 ( N Y ) ; EssequiboRiver, Sakasakah Mission, 23 Jan 1947 (fl, imm fr), Forest Dept. 5465 (MICH, N Y ) .S U R I N A M E . Nickerie R., 4 k m N W of mouth of Paris Jacob Creek, 26 Jun 1965(imm fr), Maas (L. B. B. 11009) (MICH).

Discussion:

For description see Amshoff. Apparently known only from the interior of British Guiana and Suriname. For the present I am referring to this species all the very large-flowered glabrous plants cited below, although two collections (Forest Dept. 4064, 5465) differ from the type in having more broadly rounded and elliptic rather than oblong leaves, with fewer veins, and the lateral veins often somewhat sigmoid. For want of comparative material these identifications are tentative. In Forest Dept. 5465 the buds are 13-17 m m long, including the stipe-like base 2-3 m m long; the pedicels 4-15 m m long; the large calyx-lobes rufous-tomentulose within; the anthers oblong, 1.3 m m long.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Suriname South America|