Monographs Details: Eugenia pubescens (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 . Without locality. Otto 971 (B, type of E. ottonis, not seen; isotypes,B M , W ; Field Mus. neg 31596, photo of isotype at W ) . Amazonas: Maypureson the Orinoco, Humboldt & Bonpland (type, P; cf Field Mus. neg. 36903). Apparentlythere are no modern collections from along the Orinoco. Bolivar: Along RioCaura at L a Union, elev 80 m, 11 Feb 1939 (old fl), Williams 11213 {¥); MedioCaura, isla de Sarapire, elev 150 m, 14 Mar 1939 (fl), Williams 11519 {¥); alongRio Paragua, L a Paragua, elev 70 m , 18 Mar 1940 (fl), Williams 12630 (¥), 26 Mar1940 (fl), Williams 12713 {¥), 5 Apr 1943 (fr), Killip 37259 {¥), Rio Asa (afluentedel Paragua), elev 285 m, 2 Aug 1960 (fr), Steyermark 86790 ( M I C H ).

Discussion:

Myrtus pubescens H.B.K., Nov. Gen. & Sp. 6: 143. 1823.

Eugenia ottonis Berg, Linnaea 27: 298. 1856

This plant is readily recognized by the stout grayish-pubescent racemes, large flowers, large glabrous bracteoles and longitudinally ridged fruit.