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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/19/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 12/19/2012)
Species MYRCIA COUMETA (Aubl.) DC.
PlaceOfPublication Prodr. 3:245. 1828.
Synonym Eugenia Coumeta Aubl. P1. Guian. 1:497. t. I96. 1775. Aulomyrcia Coumeta (Aubl.) Berg, in Linnaea 27:60. 1855.
Distribution Shrubs or small trees, the twigs almost glabrous. Leaves ovate or ovate-oblong, acute or obtuse at the base, acuminate at the apex, 7-17 cm. long and 4-6 cm. wide, the principal lateral nerves distant, at last impressed above and prominent beneath, the veins laxly reticulate; petiole robust, about 5 mm. long. Panicles nearly glabrous, distantly flowered, with 3-5 pairs of 1- to 9-flowered branches, the pedicels slender, up to 8 mm. long. Flowers larger than in the two other species, the sepals typically up to 2 mm. long, the petals about 4 mm. long. Berry globose in the Panama specimens.
Habit Shrubs trees
Distribution The typical form in French Guiana, Surinam, and also in Costa Rica;
Note the following Panama specimens seem to belong to this species although their fruit is globose instead of oblong and the flowers are not yet fully developed. In Costa Rica the species has been confused with Myrcia carnea (Mey.) DC., described from British Guiana but still imperfectly known.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Fish Creek hills, Von Wedel 244I, 287I, Cooper 570.
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