Monographs Details: Eugenia emarginata (Kunth) 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 - V E N E Z U E L A . Amazonas: Along the Orinoco, Humboldt & Bonpland (P!; type;cf Field Mus. neg. 36887); Puerto Ayacucho, elev 100 m, May-Jun 1940 (imm fr),Williams 13038, 13487 (both F ) , 21-24 Mar 1950 (fl, imm fr), Curran 3, 17 (bothNY), 57 (MICH, NY).

Discussion:

Myrtus emarginata H.B.K., Nov. Gen. &Sp. 6: 142. 1823

The type-locality is unknown; it was stated merely as "ad ripam Orinoci." The type surely represents the same species as the modern specimens from Puerto Ayacucho, cited below. The narrow, strongly revolute, emarginate leaves are characteristic; in the type the bracteoles are about 1 m m long, the disk 3 m m wide, the immature fruit somewhat ridged, and apparently slightly muricate. The ridges are more conspicuous on mature or nearly mature fruit. It is conceivable that this is a form of the more widely distributed Eugenia pubescens, but the two are readily separable on the basis of the specimens now at hand.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|