A monograph of the genus Myrceugenia (Myrtaceae) (L. R. Landrum 1981)
Myrceugenia planipes (Hooker et Arnott) O. Berg: Small tree up to ca. 8 m high; hairs whitish, yellowish or less often reddish brown, symmetrically dibrachiate, appressed; twigs sparsely to densely pubescent when young, glabrescent with age, the bark grey, often persisting as strips beneath the leaf bases; leaves moderately to sparsely pubescent below when young, glabrescent with age, elliptic, 2.2-8 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, 2-3.4 times as long as wide; apex acuminate, less often acute; base cuneate to acuminate; petiole channeled, 2-6 mm long, 1-2 mm thick, densely to sparsely pubescent, becoming less so with age; midvein impressed for entire length or nearly so above, prominent below; lateral veins indistinguishable or up to ca. 30 pairs faintly visible; marginal veins equalling laterals in prominence; blades drying light to dark grey-green or reddish-brown above, lighter yellow-green, grey-green or tan beneath, coriaceous; peduncles strongly flattened, 0.7-3 cm long, ca. 1 mm wide, sparsely to moderately pubescent, solitary or up to 3(-4) in the axils of leaves or less often in the axils of bracts; bracteoles ovate to lanceolate, 1.9-3.1 mm long, 0.8-1.3(-1.7) mm wide, 1.4-3 times as long as wide, sparsely pubescent within and without, clasping the hypanthium or somewhat reflexed; calyx-lobes broadly ovate, concave, 1.8-3 mm long, 2.5-4 mm wide, 0.5-0.8(-1.2) times as long as wide, coriaceous, sparsely pubescent to glabrous within and without; hypanthium hemiobicular, densely pubescent, 1.5-4 mm long, usually prolonged 1-1.5 mm past the ovary; disk 2.5-4 mm across, sparsely pubescent to glabrous; style ca. 1 cm long, glabrous; stamens 120-220, 7-12 mm long; anthers 0.4-0.8 mm long when dry; petals suborbicular, 3-6 mm in diam.; ovary 3-4-locular; ovules 4-11(-13) per locule; fruit globose, 0.8-1 cm in diam., purplish-black; seeds few, ca. 6 mm in diam.