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
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
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Other sources of information about Eugenia:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: EugeniaFlora of Malawi
: cultivated EugeniaFlora of Mozambique
: EugeniaFlora of Mozambique
: cultivated EugeniaFlora of Zambia
: EugeniaFlora of Zambia
: cultivated EugeniaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): EugeniaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: EugeniaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for EugeniaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): EugeniaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Eugenia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1012, retrieved 26 May 2016