The name was first validly published in 1828. The species of this genus have sometimes been treated as part of the large Old World genus Syzygium (which in turn has sometimes been included in Eugenia, although many authors limit Eugenia mostly to New World species). Several 2006 papers include Acmena in Syzygium.
The Australian species are commonly labelled as lilly pillies, along with the Australian Syzygiums
- Acmena divaricata Merr. & L.M.Perry
- Acmena graveolens (F.M.Bailey) L.S.Sm.
- Acmena hemilampra (F.Muell. ex F.M.Bailey) Merr. & L.M.Perry
- Acmena ingens (F.Muell. ex C.Moore) Guymer & B.Hyland
- Acmena macrocarpa C.T.White
- Acmena resa B.Hyland
- Acmena smithii (Poir.) Merr. & L.M.Perry
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- "Acmena DC.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
- Rudolf Schmid (April 1972), "A Resolution of the Eugenia-Syzygium Controversy (Myrtaceae)", American Journal of Botany, 59 (4): 423–436, doi:10.2307/2441553
- Acmena DC., GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
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