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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, small tree. Stem: erect or leaning; bark shed in small flakes; trunk rough. Leaf: generally opposite. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils, pedicelled. Flower: hypanthium +- obconic; calyx lobes, petals 5, free; stamens many; ovary chambers 2--3; style < 1 cm. Fruit: berry, < 1 cm, blue-purple. Seed: +- flattened, snailshell-like, outer rim of seed coat shiny, hard, only a few cells thick, easily broken; central portion of seed often soft; embryo a C-shaped cylinder, +- 2 × cotyledons in length.
Species In Genus: 1 (perhaps 2) species: Mediterranean. Etymology: (Ancient Greek name)
eFlora Treatment Author: Leslie R. Landrum
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Melaleuca viminalis
Next taxon: Myrtus communis
Citation for this treatment: Leslie R. Landrum 2016. Myrtus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=68908, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.