Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)

Myrtaceae is commonly known as Myrtle, Eucalyptus, Clove or Guava Family. The Myrtaceae is a family from Myrtales Order, splits from Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The family consists of 144 genera and about 5,800 species.

Characteristics include:
  • Evergreen trees and shrubs
  • Leaves opposite or alternate, simple, sometimes leathery
  • Flowers actinomorphic, with hypanthium
  • Sepals and petals 4-5
  • Stamens numerous, free or fused into a few bundles
  • Nectary disk on top of ovary or inside flower
  • Ovary syncarpous, inferior, placentation axile
  • Fruit capsule or fleshy

Genera in Myrtaceae:
  • Acca
  • Cheyniana
  • Lophomyrtus
  • Pleurocalyptus
  • Accara
  • Choricarpia
  • Lophostemon
  • Plinia
  • Actinodium
  • Chytraculia
  • Luma
  • Pseudanamomis
  • Agonis
  • Cloezia
  • Lysicarpus
  • Psidium
  • Algrizea
  • Conothamnus
  • Malleostemon
  • Psiloxylon
  • Allosyncarpia
  • Corymbia
  • Marlierea
  • Purpureostemon
  • Aluta
  • Corynanthera
  • Melaleuca
  • Regelia
  • Amomyrtella
  • Curitiba
  • Meteoromyrtus
  • Rhodamnia
  • Amomyrtus
  • Cyathostemon
  • Metrosideros
  • Rhodomyrtus
  • Angasomyrtus
  • Darwinia
  • Micromyrtus
  • Rinzia
  • Angophora
  • Decaspermum
  • Mitranthes
  • Ristantia
  • Archirhodomyrtus
  • Eremaea
  • Mitrantia
  • Sannantha
  • Arillastrum
  • Eucalyptopsis
  • Mosiera
  • Schizocalomyrtus
  • Astartea
  • Eucalyptus
  • Myrceugenia
  • Scholtzia
  • Asteromyrtus
  • Eugenia
  • Myrcia
  • Seorsus
  • Astus
  • Euryomyrtus
  • Myrcianthes
  • Siphoneugena
  • Austromyrtus
  • Gomidesia
  • Myrciaria
  • Sphaerantia
  • Babingtonia
  • Gossia
  • Myrrhinium
  • Stenostegia
  • Backhousia
  • Harmogia
  • Myrtastrum
  • Stereocaryum
  • Baeckea
  • Heteropyxis
  • Myrtella
  • Stockwellia
  • Balaustion
  • Hexachlamys
  • Myrteola
  • Syncarpia
  • Barongia
  • Homalocalyx
  • Myrtus
  • Syzygium
  • Basisperma
  • Homalospermum
  • Neofabricia
  • Taxandria
  • Beaufortia
  • Homoranthus
  • Neomitranthes
  • Tepualia
  • Blepharocalyx
  • Hottea
  • Neomyrtus
  • Thaleropia
  • Britoa
  • Hypocalymma
  • Ochrosperma
  • Thryptomene
  • Callistemon
  • Kania
  • Octamyrtus
  • Triplarina
  • Calothamnus
  • Kardomia
  • Osbornia
  • Tristania
  • Calycolpus
  • Kjellbergiodendron
  • Oxymyrrhine
  • Tristaniopsis
  • Calycorectes
  • Kunzea
  • Pericalymma
  • Ugni
  • Calyptranthes
  • Lamarchea
  • Petraeomyrtus
  • Uromyrtus
  • Calyptrogenia
  • Legrandia
  • Phymatocarpus
  • Verticordia
  • Calytrix
  • Lenwebbia
  • Pileanthus
  • Welchiodendron
  • Campomanesia
  • Leptospermum
  • Pilidiostigma
  • Whiteodendron
  • Chamelaucium
  • Lindsayomyrtus
  • Piliocalyx
  • Xanthomyrtus
  • Chamguava
  • Lithomyrtus
  • Pimenta
  • Xanthostemon


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