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|Family: Myrtaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, tree, generally glabrous. Leaf: opposite, persistent, papery or leathery. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, or raceme, terminal, axillary, sometimes on older stems. Flower: calyx lobes, petals 4 [(5)]; hypanthium prolonged above ovary, base often long-acuminate; ovaries chambers generally 2, each few--many-ovuled. Fruit: berry. Seed: 1--2(5), seed coat membranous; embryos sometimes many, distorted; cotyledons separate, thick, planoconvex.
Species In Genus: +- 500 species: old world tropics. Etymology: (Greek: joined, from paired structures of some species)
eFlora Treatment Author: F.R. Barrie & Leslie R. Landrum
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Myrtus communis
Next taxon: Syzygium australe
Citation for this treatment: F.R. Barrie & Leslie R. Landrum 2016. Syzygium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9740, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.