Monographs Details: Eugenia protenta McVaugh
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 protenta McVaugh
Description:Distribution and Ecology - B R A Z I L [ ? V E N E Z U E L A ] . Amazonas: "prope San Carlos, ad flumen RioNegro," Spruce 3816 (BR!, type; B M , K, P ) . V E N E Z U E L A . Amazonas: MountDuida, on Aguita slope, elev 1200 m ["4000 ft"], Tate 873 (NY, sterile). Bolivar:Sierra Auraima, along Rio Paragua, lat. 6°32' N , long. 63°33' W , elev 400 m, 16 Jan1962 (fl), Steyermark 90827 ( MICH ).

Discussion:

Eugenia protracta Berg, Linnaea 31: 254. 1862, non Steud. 1843

This species seems to be known only from the type-collection and from the specimens cited below. Eugenia protenta is very like E. egensis in appearance, in the general lack of pubescence, and in the short, several-flowered racemes. The leaves in E. protenta, however, are broadly ovate, rather abruptly contracted to a slender tapering point 1-2 cm long, and rather sparingly and obscurely gland-dotted beneath; the midvein is concave or nearly flat above; the inflorescence-axis and the bracts are evidently rufous-pubescent, the racemes are shorter than those of E. egensis, and the flowers are smaller. These contrasts are set forth in the key above. The other species associated with this one in the key, E. producta D C , is imperfectly known, but probably is related to E. pseudopsodium

Distribution:Brazil South America| Venezuela South America|