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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Xanthomyrtus

Xanthomyrtus is a group of shrubs and trees in the botanical family Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1922.[1][2] It is found in Borneo, Moluccas, Sulawesi, Philippines, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and New Caledonia.[3][4]

They are mostly montane shrubs or trees, sometimes epiphytic. Flowers are yellow, usually 5-merous, in 3-flowered, axillary and terminal peduncles. The fruit is a reddish, dark blue or black berry.[5]

  1. Xanthomyrtus angustifolia - Sulawesi, New Guinea
  2. Xanthomyrtus arfakensis - W New Guinea
  3. Xanthomyrtus bryophila - W New Guinea
  4. Xanthomyrtus cardiophylla - W New Guinea
  5. Xanthomyrtus compacta - New Guinea, Maluku
  6. Xanthomyrtus diplycosiifolia - Philippines, Maluku
  7. Xanthomyrtus flavida - Sulawesi, Borneo
  8. Xanthomyrtus grandiflora - W New Guinea
  9. Xanthomyrtus hienghenensis - New Caledonia
  10. Xanthomyrtus humilis - New Guinea
  11. Xanthomyrtus kanalaensis - New Caledonia
  12. Xanthomyrtus koebrensis - W New Guinea
  13. Xanthomyrtus lanceolata - New Guinea
  14. Xanthomyrtus leeuwenii - New Guinea
  15. Xanthomyrtus montis-sucklingii - Papua New Guinea
  16. Xanthomyrtus montivaga - New Guinea
  17. Xanthomyrtus oreophila - W New Guinea
  18. Xanthomyrtus ovata - New Guinea
  19. Xanthomyrtus papuana - New Guinea
  20. Xanthomyrtus polyclada - New Guinea
  21. Xanthomyrtus schlechteri - New Guinea, Bismarck
  22. Xanthomyrtus scolopacina - New Guinea
  23. Xanthomyrtus splendens - Papua New Guinea


  1. ^ Diels, Friedrich Ludwig Emil. 1922. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 57: 362-367 descriptions in Latin, comments and geographic information in German
  2. ^ Tropicos, Xanthomyrtus Diels
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  5. ^ Beaman, J.H. & Anderson, C. (2004). The Plants of Mount Kinabalu 5: 1-609. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.