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
Other sources of information about Myrsine:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): MyrsineFlora Zambesiaca
web site: MyrsineGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for MyrsineIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): MyrsineKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Myrsine.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1060, retrieved 19 June 2013