Eugenia sect. Speciosae Buenger & Mazine, 2016

de Oliveira Buenger, Mariana, Mazine, Fiorella Fernanda, Lucas, Eve J. & Stehmann, Joao Renato, 2016, Circumscription and synopsis of Eugenia section Speciosae Buenger & Mazine (Myrtaceae), PhytoKeys 61, pp. 73-80 : 75

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Eugenia sect. Speciosae Buenger & Mazine

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Eugenia sect. Speciosae Buenger & Mazine sect. nov.


Trees or shrubs; hairs simple. Indeterminate inflorescence which produces a floral region that, for instance, produces monads, dyads or triads and vegetative innovative shoots, as an auxotelic inflorescence (Briggs and Johnson 1989); bracteoles linear or narrowly elliptic persistent at anthesis but caducous in mature fruits; flowers showy always 4-merous; sepals showy, free, foliaceous, sepals and petals concealing the apex of the bud; ovary 2-locular; ovules 2-many, placenta axile. Fruit crowned by the calyx lobes. Seeds 1-2; seed coat membranous or cartilaginous; embryo with fused cotyledons.


Eugenia speciosa Cambess. Fl. Bras. Merid. 2 (19): 351. 1832.

Eugenia sect. Speciosae contains six species with three occurring in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, and one distributed in northern South America, in the Amazon. The Atlantic Forest-Amazon disjunction distribution represents a classic biogeographic pattern of the Southern Hemisphere ( McVaugh 1968).