Eugenia elliptica (Bois de Clous).


 They are small, smooth trees reaching 8 m in height. The bark is reddish brown or grey. The leaves are petiolated and are 1-2 cm long and 3-4 mm thick. The lamina is elliptical, measuring 7-15 4-8 cm, being pointed at the tip and cuneiform or rounded at the base. The leaf is greenish yellow in colour. The mid vein is prominent on the lower surface. There are about 15 pairs of lateral veins, which are prominent on both surfaces. Intramargianl venation is found 3-5 mm from the margin. It is a ramiflorous plant where the flowers are sometimes found on the defoliate basal part of branches. They have peduncles, which are 5-10 mm long, smooth or having a pubescence.

 There are deltoid bracteoles, being 1-1.5 mm long. The floral buds are piriform, measuring 8-10 6-7 mm at anthesis, and smooth. The lobes of the calices are subcircular, more or less unequal, 5-6 mm long and smooth, with a woolly margin.

 The white ciliated petals are subcircular and measure 8-9.5 mm in length. There are numerous white stamens. These are 10-12 mm long and ciliated. The anthers are oblong and measure 0.8 mm in length. The ovary is bilocular bearing 5-7 ovules per locule. The style is 10-12 mm long. Berries are not seen.