Monographs Details: Eugenia kaieteurensis 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 - V E N E Z U E L A . Bolivar: Mesa between Ptari-tepui and Sororopan-tepui, elev1615 m, 15-17 Nov 1944 (sterile, but fls described by collector), Steyermark 60267( N Y ) ; Fila de la Danta, between Luepa and Cerro Venamo, elev 1200 m, 15-17 Apr1960 (past fl), Steyermark & Nilsson 257 (MICH, N Y ) ; Cerro \'enam'o, S W partnear the border of British Guiana, elev ca 1400 m, 31 Dec 1963 (fl), Stcvermark et al92462 (MICH). BRITISH GUIANA. Kaieteur plateau, trail from plane-landingto Kaieteur Falls, elev 420 m, 11 Feb 1962 (imm fr). Cowan & Soderstrom 1804( M I C H ) ; Kaieteur Savanna, Potaro River, Sep-Oct 1881 (fl), lenman 808 (K,type)

Discussion:

For description see Amshoff. The leaves in this species are usually blunt or very shortly and obtusely acuminate as noted in the protologue, but in Steyermark & Nilsson 257 they are definitely acuminate. In ah the specimens I have seen, the calyx-lobes are not "sericeous" within as I understand that term, but are very closely pubescent with broad-based, pointed and somewhat upstanding reddish hairs hardly more than 0.1 m m long; the hairs of the inflorescence, including those of the pedicels and hypanthium, are pale and appressed. These features afford the principal distinguishing characters between Eugenia kaieteurcnsis and the related E. chrysophyllum and E. llewelynii.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|