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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Primulaceae
Subfamilia: Maesoideae
Genus: Maesa
Species: M. acuminatissima – M. alnifolia – M. ambigua – M. amplexicaulis – M. argentea – M. augustini – M. beamanii – M. brevipaniculata – M. cavinervis – M. chisia – M. confusa – M. consanguinea – M. decipiens – M. densistriata – M. dependens – M. fraseriana – M. gracilis – M. haplobotrys – M. hupehensis – M. inculticola – M. indica – M. insignis – M. japonica – M. kamerunensis – M. kivuensis – M. lanceolata – M. lanyuensis – M. longilanceolata – M. macilenta – M. macilentoides – M. malayana – M. manipurensis – M. marioniae – M. megistophylla – M. membranacea – M. montana – M. nemoralis – M. nuda – M. parvifolia – M. perlaria – M. permollis – M. pilosa – M. procumbens – M. ramentacea – M. reflexa – M. reticulata – M. ruficaulis – M. rugosa – M. salicifolia – M. stonei – M. striatocarpa – M. tenera – M. tetrandra – M. vestita – M. welwitschii

Maesa Forssk. Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 66. (1775)

Type species: Maesa lanceolata Forssk. Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 66. (1775)


Baeobotrys J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. Char. Gen. Pl. 21, pl. 11. (1775)


Forsskål, P. (†). 1775. Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica. Sive descriptiones plantarum, quas per Aegyptum inferiorem et Arabiam felicem detexit, illustravit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Ex officina Mölleri, Hauniae [Copenhagen]. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.41 BHL Reference page. : 66
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Maesa. Published online. Accessed: May 28 2016.
Tropicos.org 2016. Maesa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 May 28.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Maesa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Maesa is a genus of flowering plants. It is placed in the family Primulaceae, subfamily Maesoideae, for which it is the sole genus (monotypic).[1] Previously it ws placed in Myrsinaceae, or in a family of its own, Maesaceae.[2][3] There are about 100 species, the majority of which occur in Malesia, New Guinea, western Asia and the Pacific Islands.[3]

These plants are vines, shrubs, and trees up to 12 meters tall.[3]

Species include:

Maesa alnifolia
Maesa angolensis
Maesa bequaertii
Maesa borjeana
Maesa butaguensis
Maesa cordifolia
Maesa djalonis
Maesa emirnensis
Maesa indica
Maesa japonica
Maesa kamerunensis
Maesa kivuensis
Maesa lanceolata
Maesa macrocarpa
Maesa mildbraedii
Maesa nuda
Maesa palustris
Maesa picta
Maesa rufescens
Maesa rufo-velutina
Maesa ruwenzoriensis
Maesa schweinfurthii
Maesa serrato-dentata
Maesa tabacifolia
Maesa velutina
Maesa vestita
Maesa welwitschii


Maesa. The Plant List.
Kallersjo, M., Bergqvist, G., & Anderberg, A. A. (2000). Generic realignment in primuloid families of the Ericales s.l.: A phylogenetic analysis based on DNA sequences from three chloroplast genes and morphology. American Journal of Botany, 1325-1341.
Caris, P., et al. (2000). Floral development of three Maesa species, with special emphasis on the position of the genus within Primulales.[dead link] Annals of Botany, 86(1), 87-97.

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