5578.000 Eugenia L.

Description of the genus

Suffrutex (in ours), trees or shrubs. Flowers axillary, usually solitary (in ours). Bracteoles conspicuous and persistent at the base of the receptacle. Fl. buds subspherical. Receptacle not gradually narrowed into a pedicel-like base above the articulation, not prolonged beyond summit of ovary as an "upper receptacle". Calyx of 4-5 well-developed free sepals. Petals 4-5, free, persistent. Filaments and style scarcely longer than the petals. Cotyledons partly or completely fused. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: after Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), patron of botany.

Worldwide: c. 550 species, tropics, mostly American.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
malangensis (O. Hoffm.) Nied.NDescription, Image
natalitia Sond.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eugenia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Eugenia
Flora of Mozambique: Eugenia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Eugenia
Flora of Zambia: Eugenia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Eugenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eugenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eugenia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eugenia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eugenia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eugenia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eugenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eugenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eugenia
JSTOR Plant Science: Eugenia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eugenia
Plants of the World Online: Eugenia
Tropicos: Eugenia
Wikipedia: Eugenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Eugenia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1012, retrieved 30 September 2023

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