6313.000 Myrsine L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves numerous, small, crowded, not confined to branch apices, often with a crenate or serrate margin and with translucent glands in the lamina. Flowers 4-5-merous, in axillary fascicles. Sepals and petals with resin-dots, often ciliate at the margin. Ovary glabrous. Style discoid. Fruit a spherical 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: 5 species in the Azores, Africa and Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Myrsine africana

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africana L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Myrsine:

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Flora of Malawi: Myrsine
Flora of Mozambique: Myrsine
Flora of Zambia: Myrsine

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Myrsine
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Myrsine
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Myrsine
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myrsine
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Myrsine

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Myrsine.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1060, retrieved 10 December 2016

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