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Genus: Eugenia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Myrtales > Family: Myrtaceae

About 1000 species, native to warm regions of the World, with 13 species native to southern Africa, one species naturalised, and a further five species that are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Eugenia albanensis

 

Eugenia capensis (Dune myrtle)

 

Eugenia erythrophylla

 

Eugenia malangensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Eugenia natalitia

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Eugenia pusilla

 

Eugenia simii

 

Eugenia umtamvunensis

 

Eugenia uniflora

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Eugenia verdoorniae

 

Eugenia woodii

 

Eugenia zeyheri (Wild myrtle)

 

Eugenia zuluensis

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Eugenia uniflora (Surinam cherry)

Native to Brazil and Surinam.

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Eugenia braziensis (Grumichama)

Native to Brazil.

 

Eugenia eucalyptoides (Mimi)

Native to northeastern Australia.

 

Eugenia mespiloides

Native to Mauritius.

 

Eugenia paniculata

Native to Australia.

 

Eugenia selloi

Native to Brazil.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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