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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Myrteola
O. Berg

Myrteola is a plant genus in the Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1856.[2][3] It is native to South America and the Falkland Islands.[1][4]

These plants are shrubs with leaves no more than 1 cm long, with white flowers of 4 petals and fruits. In some high-altitude paramo areas, the plants are prostrate and form small lawns. Usually grow in rocky places.[5]

accepted species[1]
  1. Myrteola acerosa (O.Berg) Burret - Peru
  2. Myrteola nummularia (Lam.) O.Berg - Falkland Islands, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela
  3. Myrteola phylicoides (Benth.) Landrum - Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Berg, Otto Kar. 1856. Linnaea 27(4): 348, 393-397 in Latin
  3. ^ Tropicos, Myrteola O.Berg
  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. ^ Flora Chilena Myrteola nummularia