5558.000 Myrtus L.

Description of the genus

Ornamental garden shrub or hedge plant; aromatic, evergreen, with glossy, dark green foliage; the small, lanceolate leaves end in a horny point; the flowers are small, white, solitary and axillary.

Worldwide: 2 species in the Mediterranean, N Africa and Asia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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communis L. subsp. communis
communis L. subsp. tarentina (L.) Nyman

Other sources of information about Myrtus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: cultivated Myrtus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Myrtus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Myrtus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Myrtus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Myrtus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Myrtus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myrtus
JSTOR Plant Science: Myrtus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Myrtus
Plants of the World Online: Myrtus
Tropicos: Myrtus
Wikipedia: Myrtus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Myrtus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2366, retrieved 28 February 2024

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