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Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis.jpg
Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis flower
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Meteoromyrtus
Species: M. wynaadensis
Binomial name
Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis
(Beddome) Gamble
  • Eugenia wynaadensis Bedd.

Meteoromyrtus is a genus of plant in family Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1918.[3][4] It contains only one known species, the critically endangered Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis, native to Theerthundamalai of Kannur district in the state of Kerala in India.[1][2][5][6]


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). "Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T31195A9607544. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T31195A9607544.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Gamble, James Sykes. 1918. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1918: 241 description in Latin, commentary in English
  4. ^ Tropicos, Meteoromyrtus Gamble
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Rare, Endangered and threatened species". Kerala Forest Department. Retrieved 15 October 2014.  (Cannanore/Kannur district is in Kerala and not Tamil Nadu as stated by the IUCN et al. This site lists Meteoromyrtus wynaadensis as being found in Kerala.)