Monographs Details: Eugenia tafelbergica Amshoff
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1969. The botany of the Guayana Highland-part VIII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 18: 1-290.
Family:Myrtaceae
Discussion:

For description see Amshoff, or in Fl. Suriname 3(2): 130, 1951. Apparently this is sthl known from the original cohections only. It is keyed out in the Flora of Suriname with the species having "fasciculate" (as opposed to "racemose") flowers, but in a paratype, Maguire 24583 (U), flowers are mostly sohtary at the lower (leafless) nodes of new leafy branchlets, or in short but recognizable racemes with internodes 3-7 m m long. Only the youngest leaves are pubescent, but the branchlets and racemes are closely appressed-pubescent with lustrous slender pale reddish hairs.

Known only from the Tafelberg, Suriname, Maguire 24599 (NY, type), 24583. Amshoff, in the protologue, compared Eugenia tafelbergica with the little-known E. armeniaca Sagot, a species of French Guiana, with the statement that the "flowers and inflorescence are very similar." It is also very similar to E. exaltata, a plant of French Guiana.