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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Myrtaceae
Subfamilia: Myrtoideae
Tribus: Myrteae
Genus: Amomyrtus
Species: A. luma – A. meli

Amomyrtus (Burret) D. Legrand et Kausel, Lilloa 13: 145. 1948.

Type species: non designatus.


Pseudocaryophyllus sect. Amomyrtus Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15:514. 1941.


Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Oct 01 [1].

Amomyrtus is a genus of flowering plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1948.[1][2] It is native to temperate southern South America, where it is distributed in Chile and Argentina.[3][4]

These plants produce large, white flowers with abundant pollen and fleshy black fruits containing one to three seeds. The plants are self-compatible.[4]


Amomyrtus luma (Molina) D.Legrand & Kausel, a shrub or tree native to the humid forests of Chile and Argentina
Amomyrtus meli (Phil.) D.Legrand & Kausel, a large tree endemic to the rainforests of Chile

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Legrand, Carlos Maria Diego Enrique & Kausel, Eberhard Max Leopold. 1948. Lilloa 13: 145
Tropicos, Amomyrtus (Burret) D. Legrand & Kausel
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Arroyo, M. T. K. and A. M. Humaña. (1999). Breeding systems of two endemic rainforest species in southern Chile: Amomyrtus meli (Phil.) Legr. et Kaus. (Myrtaceae) and Luzuriaga polyphylla (Hook.) Macbr. (Philesiaceae). Archived September 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine Guyana Bot 56(1) 31-37.

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