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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: Myrcianthes
Species: M. apiculata – M. callicoma – M. colchaguensis – M. coquimbensis – M. ferreyrae – M. fragrans – M. leptospermoides – M. mato – M. osteomeloides – M. pungens – M. rhopaloides – M. rufa

Myrcianthes O.Berg, Linnaea 27(3): 315. 1854 (publ. Jan 1856).
Primary references

Berg, O.K. 1854. Revisio Myrtacearum Americae hue usque cognitarum s. Kloizschii "Flora Americae aequinoetialis" exhibens Myriaceas. Linnaea. Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange Bd.27 (3): 1–472. [see page 315.]


Hassler, M. 2021. Myrcianthes. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 January 3. Reference page. 2021. Myrcianthes. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 3 January 2021. Peru Checklist: Myrcianthes. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 3 January 2021.

Myrcianthes is a genus of flowering plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae described as a genus in 1856.[1][2] They are native to Central and South America, the West Indies, and southern Florida.[3]

Accepted species:[3]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Myrcianthes borealis McVaugh Colombia, Venezuela
Myrcianthes bradeana Mattos & D.Legrand Minas Gerais
Myrcianthes callicoma McVaugh Tucumán, Bolivia
Myrcianthes cavalcantei Mattos Roraima
Myrcianthes cisplatensis (Cambess.) O.Berg S Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, N Argentina
Myrcianthes coquimbensis.jpg Myrcianthes coquimbensis (Barnéoud) Landrum & Grifo lucumillo Coquimbo[4]
Myrcianthes crebrifolia (Steyerm.) McVaugh Colombia, Venezuela
Myrcianthes cymosa (O.Berg) Mattos SE Brazil
Myrcianthes discolor (Kunth) McVaugh Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
Myrcianthes esnardiana (Urb. & Ekman) Alain Massif de la Hotte
Myrcianthes ferreyrae.jpg Myrcianthes ferreyrae (McVaugh) McVaugh Peru
Myrcianthes fimbriata (Kunth) McVaugh Peru, Ecuador
Myrcianthes fragrans 3zz.jpg Myrcianthes fragrans (Sw.) McVaugh twinberry, twinberry stopper[5] from Mexico + Florida to Peru
Myrcianthes gigantea (D.Legrand) D.Legrand S Brazil, Uruguay, Misiones
Myrcianthes hallii-IMG 8756.JPG Myrcianthes hallii (O.Berg) McVaugh Arrayán de Quito Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador
Myrcianthes indifferens (McVaugh) McVaugh Peru
Myrcianthes karsteniana (Klotzsch ex O.Berg) McVaugh Colombia, Venezuela
Myrcianthes lanosa McVaugh Cajamarca
Myrcianthes leucoxyla leaves.JPG Myrcianthes leucoxyla (Ortega) McVaugh Arrayán blanco Colombia, Venezuela
Myrcianthes lindleyana (Kunth) McVaugh Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru
Myrcianthes mato (Griseb.) McVaugh Bolivia, NW Argentina
Myrcianthes minimifolia (McVaugh) McVaugh Peru, Jujuy
Myrcianthes monteucalyptoides Proença & L.V.S.Jenn. Peru
Myrcianthes myrsinoides (Kunth) Grifo Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
Myrcianthes oreophila (Diels) McVaugh Peru, Bolivia
Myrcianthes orthostemon (O.Berg) Grifo Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru
Myrcianthes osteomeloides (Rusby) McVaugh Peru, Bolivia
Myrcianthes pearcei (McVaugh) McVaugh La Paz
Myrcianthes pedersenii D.Legrand Paraguay
Myrcianthes prodigiosa McVaugh Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname
Myrcianthes pseudomato (D.Legrand) McVaugh Bolivia, NW Argentina
Guabiju guaviyu (myrcianthes pungens) copyleft tropicalfruitseeds-com.JPG Myrcianthes pungens (O.Berg) D.Legrand Guabiyu Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, N Argentina
Myrcianthes quinqueloba (McVaugh) McVaugh Peru
Myrcianthes rhopaloides, fruit (14746204252).jpg Myrcianthes rhopaloides (Kunth) McVaugh Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
Myrcianthes riparia Sobral, Grippa & T.B.Guim. S Brazil
Myrcianthes sessilis McVaugh Colombia, Venezuela
Myrcianthes storkii (Standl.) McVaugh Panama, Costa Rica


Berg, Otto Karl. 1856. Linnaea 27(3): 315 in Latin
Tropicos, Myrcianthes O. Berg
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Garcia-Guzman, P.; et al. (2012). "The ecology, distribution and conservation status of Myrcianthes coquimbensis: a globally endangered endemic shrub of the Chilean Coastal Desert". Plant Ecology & Diversity. 5 (2): 197–204. doi:10.1080/17550874.2011.583286. S2CID 84277002.
"Myrcianthes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-01-04.

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