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:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Myrtus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2366, retrieved 29 March 2023

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