Myrcia

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Myrcia
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Myrcia rostrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Myrcia
DC.[1]
Type species
Myrcia bracteolaris[2][3]
(Poir.) DC.
Synonyms[1]
  • Aguava Raf.
  • Atomostigma Kuntze
  • Aulomyrcia O.Berg
  • Calycampe O.Berg
  • Calyptromyrcia O.Berg
  • Cerqueiria O. Berg
  • Cumetea Raf.
  • Mozartia Urb.

Myrcia is a genus of the flowering plant family Myrtaceae described as a genus with this name in 1827.[4][3] It contains several hundred species, native to Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies.[5]

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Myrcia DC.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  2. ^ lectotype designated by McVaugh, R. 1956. Nomenclatural notes on Myrtaceae and related families. Taxon 5: 143.
  3. ^ a b Tropicos, Myrcia DC.
  4. ^ Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1827. Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle 11: 406
  5. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  6. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Myrcia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Myrcia at Wikispecies Media related to Myrcia at Wikimedia Commons