Monographs Details: Eugenia monticola 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 monticola DC.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - V E N E Z U E L A . Bolivar: Altiplanicie de Nuria, E of Miamo, elev 400 m, 23 Jan 1961 (fl), Steyermark 88702 ( M I C H ) ; Cerro Picacho, 45 k m N of Tumeremo, elev 100-300 m, 31 Jan 1961 (fr), Steyermark 88881 ( M I C H ) . BRITISH GUIANA. Kanuku Mountains, elev 150-400 m, Mar-Apr 1938 (bud), Smith 3562 ( N Y ).

Discussion:

Myrtus monticola Sw., Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ. 78. 1788.

Widespread in the West Indies, this species ranges also from Mexico to northern Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas; cf Fieldiana Bot. 29: 432, 1963. Amshoff (Fl. Suriname 3(2): 121. 1951) described the Suriname representative as Eugenia monticola var racemosa, stating that the raceme-rachis was 1-2 cm long. The Colombian and Venezuelan E. micrantha H.B.K., which may logically be included in E. monticola in the broad sense, m a y also have the raceme-axis 1 c m long or more. The axis in the specimens cited below varies from 6-12 m m in length. Apparently this feature is not very important taxonomically.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America|