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Rhodamnia argentea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Rhodamnia
  • Opanea Raf.
  • Monoxora Wight

Rhodamnia is a group of rainforest trees and shrubs in the myrtle family described as a genus in 1822.[2][3][4][5][6] They are native to southern China, Southeast Asia, Papuasia, Australia, and New Caledonia.[1][4][7]

The name is derived from the Greek Rhodon which means "rose". And aminon, "bowl" where the blood of lambs was poured after sacrifice. It refers to the bowl shaped calyx tubes.[8] Leaves are opposite and mostly three veined in appearance. The fruit is a small berry with a few seeds.



  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ William Jack (1822), "Descriptions of Malayan Plants, part vii", Malayan Miscellanies, 2 (7), pp. 48–49
  3. ^ Tropicos, Rhodamnia Jack
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ Snow, Neil (2012), "Five new species of Rhodamnia (Myrtaceae, Myrteae) from New Guinea", PhytoKeys, 19: 31–49, doi:10.3897/phytokeys.19.4098, PMC 3597002
  6. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 13 Page 330, 玫瑰木属 mei gui mu shu Rhodamnia Jack, Malayan Misc. 2(7): 48. 1822.
  7. ^ http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=gn&name=Rhodamnia
  8. ^ Floyd, A.G., Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 2008, ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3 page 251