Eugenia capensis

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Dune myrtle
Eugenia capensis subsp zeyheri, vrugte, Manie van der Schijff BT.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eugenia
Species: E. capensis
Binomial name
Eugenia capensis
(Eckl. & Zeyh.) Harv.

The Dune myrtle (Eugenia capensis) is a species of plant in the Myrtaceae family, which is native to East and southern Africa.[2]


The races are:[1]

  • E. capensis subsp. albanensis (Sond.) F.White
  • E. capensis subsp. capensis
  • E. capensis subsp. gueinzii (Sond.) F.White
  • E. capensis subsp. natalitia (Sond.) F.White
  • E. capensis subsp. nyassensis (Engl.) F.White
  • E. capensis subsp. simii (Dummer) F.White
  • E. capensis subsp. zeyheri (Harv.) F.White


  1. ^ a b "Eugenia capensis". The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eugenia capensis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Harv.". African Plant Database. CJB & SANBI. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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