Eugenia pollicina (Bois de Clous).


 These are either shrubs or bushes that can reach up to 4 m in height. The bark is pale reddish brown in colour and it is observed it separates into thin sheets. The branches are rounded, greyish brown and either smooth or with sparse pubescence. The leaves bear petioles that can be seen as long as 1-3 mm and these are smooth. The lamina varies from obovoid to elliptical and measures 2-3.8 1-2.5 cm. The leaf tip is rather rounded, cuneiform at the base, smooth, bright green on the upper surface and pale greyish green on the lower one. The midrib is very prominent on the lower surface. 5-7 pairs of lateral secondary veins can be seen on the lower surface. Intramarginal veins, on the other hand, are found about 2 mm from the margin.

 The flowers are solitary and are found near the leaves or arranged in a fasciculate manner between 1 and 3 on the basal surface where the leaves are absent. These can also be sessile or can even bear peduncles that can reach 4 mm in length. The bracteoles are deltoid, measure 1 mm approximately, and are smooth and deciduous. Floral buds are campanulate, measuring 2.5-3 2,5 m at anthesis and bear greyish hairs. The calices lobes are semi-circular, measure 1 mm in length and 1.5-1.8 mm in width. These are rather smooth, ciliated and somewhat unequal.

 The white ciliated petals are more or less circular and about 2.5 mm in length. There are numerous stamens from 40-60. The filaments measure between 2-3 mm while the anthers are globular and 0.4 mm in length. The ovary is bilocular and there are 2 ovules. The style can be as long as 3 mm. Flowers are usually in April and in May.