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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
Genus: Archirhodomyrtus
Species: A. baladensis – A. beckleri – A. paitensis – A. turbinata – A. vieillardii

Archirhodomyrtus (Nied.) Burret, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 50: 59 (1941)
Primary references

Burret, M. 1941. Myrtaceenstudien. Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 50: 50–60. Online. Reference page. [see page 59.]


The Plant List

Archirhodomyrtus is a genus of flowering plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, describe as a genus in 1941.[1] There are five known species, four native to New Caledonia and one native to Australia.[2][3]

These are trees and shrubs with oppositely arranged leaves and flowers in the leaf axils. Flowers are solitary, paired, or in threes. There are 5 sepals, 5 petals, and many stamens. The fruit is a smooth berry with many seeds.[2]


Archirhodomyrtus baladensis – New Caledonia
Archirhodomyrtus beckleri – rose myrtle – Queensland, New South Wales
Archirhodomyrtus paitensis – New Caledonia
Archirhodomyrtus turbinata – New Caledonia
Archirhodomyrtus vieillardi – New Caledonia


Burret, (Maximilian) Karl Ewald. 1941. Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis. Centralblatt für Sammlung und Veroffentlichung von Einzeldiagnosen neuer Pflanzen 50: 59
Genus Archirhodomyrtus. PlantNET. National Herbarium of New South Wales. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Archirhodomyrtus. The Plant List.

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