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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: Myrcia
Species: M. abrantea – M. atramentifera – M. bombycina – M. cerqueiria – M. concisa – M. crassa – M. eximia – M. fallax – M. floridissima – M. lanceolata – M. mucugensis – M. multiflora – M. neocambessedeana – M. neocordata – M. neospruceana – M. obovata – M. paganii – M. pendula – M. popayanensis – M. pseudomarlierea – M. pseudospectabilis – M. santateresana – M. splendens – M. tetraphylla – M. tomentosa – M. tumida – M. xylopioides
... (ca. 350 species)


Myrcia DC. ex Guill. in J.B.G. Bory de Saint-Vincent, Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. 11: 401 (1827), nom. cons.

Type species: Myrcia bracteolaris (Poir.) DC., 1828 (= Myrcia fallax (Rich.) DC., 1828). Lectotype designated by McVaugh 2009, Taxon 5: 143)


Sobral, M. 2010. Ten new Myrtaceae from eastern and northeastern Brazil. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 4(1): 133–158. JSTOR BHL PDF. Reference page.
Sobral, M. 2013. Eight new Atlantic rainforest species and nomenclatural notes in Brazilian Myrtaceae. Phytotaxa 135(1): 43–61. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.135.1.6 Reference page.

Myrcia is a genus of the flowering plant family Myrtaceae described as a genus with this name in 1827.[5][3] As of 2015 it contains about 770 species.[6] They are distributed in Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies.[7]
Selected species

Myrcia albobrunnea
Myrcia albo-tomentosa DC.
Myrcia almasensis
Myrcia bella Cambess.
Myrcia calcicola
Myrcia citrifolia (Aubl.) Urban - Red rodwood
Myrcia crassa Sobral
Myrcia crassimarginata
Myrcia ehrenbergiana (O.Berg) McVaugh
Myrcia fasciata
Myrcia floridissima Sobral
Myrcia formosiana DC.
Myrcia fosteri
Myrcia grandiflora
Myrcia guianensis
Myrcia laruotheana Cambess.
Myrcia lasiantha DC.
Myrcia lineata
Myrcia maestrensis (Urb.) Alain
Myrcia magnifolia (O.Berg) Kiaersk.
Myrcia manacalensis Urb.
Myrcia margarettae (Alain) Alain
Myrcia mucugensis Sobral
Myrcia multiflora (Lam.) DC.
Myrcia paganii
Myrcia pallens DC.
Myrcia pendula Sobral
Myrcia pentagona
Myrcia pseudomarlierea Sobral
Myrcia pseudospectabilis Sobral
Myrcia rostrata DC.
†Myrcia skeldingii
Myrcia sphaerocarpa DC.
Myrcia speciosa
Myrcia tetraphylla Sobral
Myrcia tomentosa DC.
Myrcia uberavensis O.Berg
Myrcia uniflora
Myrcia venulosa DC.

Formerly placed here

Plinia cauliflora (Mart.) Kausel (as M. jaboticaba Baill.)[8]


"Genus: Myrcia DC". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2012-08-23.[permanent dead link]
lectotype designated by McVaugh, R. 1956. Nomenclatural notes on Myrtaceae and related families. Taxon 5: 143.
Tropicos, Myrcia DC.
"Myrcia DC. ex Guill". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1827. Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle 11: 406
Amorim, B. S., Maciel, J. R., & Alves, M. (2015). New geographical records of Myrcia s.l. (Myrteae, Myrtaceae) from South America, with a focus on Brazilian taxa. Check List, 11(2), 1592.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"GRIN Species Records of Myrcia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-08-23.[permanent dead link]

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