Monographs Details: Eugenia flavescens DC.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Eugenia flavescens DC.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Pirara &c, Schomburgk 298 (P). S U R I N A M E . BakhuisMts., banks of Kabalebo R., 7 Jan 1965 (fl), Florschiitz & Maas 2653 (MICH, U ) ;Nickerie R., Paris Jacob Creek, 26 Jun 1965 (fl), L. B. B. Suriname 10996 (MICH,U ) ; Suriname River, Jodensavanne-Mapane Creek area, 18 Dec 1953 (fl), Lindeman5255 (MICH, U ) . F R E N C H GUIANA. Mana, Oct 1854 (fr), Melinon sn (P),Feb 1858 (past fl), Sagot 263 (P); He Portal, bar, Sagot sn {V). BRAZIL (Amapa)-F R E N C H GUIANA. Rio Oiapoque, Cachoeira Tres Saltos, 2 Sep 1960 (fl), Irwinet al 47961 (MICH). BRAZIL. Amazonas: Falls of Madeira, Oct 1886 (fl), Rusby606 (MICH); basin of Rio Madeira, Mpio. Humayta, near Tres Casas, Sep-Oct1934 (fl), Krukoff 6257 (MICH). Maranhao: Sao Luiz, Granja Barreto, 4 Jan1950 (fl), Froes 25621 (MICH). Para: Lagoa Peri, on Rio Peri (affluent of theXingu), Mpio. de Perto de Moz, 24 Nov 1955 (fl), Froes 32385, 32390 (both INIICH);Monte Alegre, adjacente a Serra do Luna, 16 Sep 1953 (fl), Froes 30272 (MICH).

Discussion:

Eugenia flavescens var guianensis Sagot, Ann. Sci. Nat. VI. 20: 192. 1885

Readily recognized by the pale yellow-green color of the dry leaves, flowers and fohage, this species is often nearly or quite glabrous; the branchlets and pedicels may be minutely hispidulous; the midvein is usually strongly convex on both surfaces in dried leaves; the brittle reddish bark of the branchlets is often much cracked and partly peeling; the small flowers are in small axillary fascicles; the fruit is usually notably depressed-globose (oblate), more than 1 cm in diam. For description see Amshoff, Fl. Suriname 3(2): 140, 1951, or Field Mus. Publ. Bot. 13(4) [Fl. Peru]: 699, 1958. The species ranges from the Guianas to Maranhao and Bahia, and inland south of the Amazon to Bolivia, but it seems to be unknown from the upper Amazon and from the Orinoco basin; the type was from Bahia.

Eugenia flavescens var guianensis does not seem to be a recognizably distinct taxon. The original material, according to the protologue, was cohected "ad Mana solo arenoso, Sagot coll., no. 263." At Paris there were in 1965 four sheets from Mana. One collected in 1856 and two in 1858 are numbered 263. The 1856 collection is hereby named lectotype because it is fully annotated by Sagot; it is a good flowering specimen which is also labehed "legt. cl. ab. Rouquier."

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