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Maesa japonica in Koishikawa gardens.jpg
Maesa japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Maesa

About 100, see text

Maesa is a genus of flowering plants. It is now generally placed in the family Primulaceae[1], but has been placed previously in Myrsinaceae, or in a family of its own, Maesaceae.[2][3] There are about 100 species, the majority of which occur in Malesia, New Guinea, western Asia and the Pacific Islands.[3]

These plants are vines, shrubs, and trees up to 12 meters tall.[3]

Species include: