Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Trees or shrubs; bark smooth or fibrous (not in Victoria). Leaves alternate, petiolate, venation obscure. Inflorescence cymose, axillary, triads or dichasia, 3–30-flowered. Flowers pedicellate, white to yellow; hypanthium campanulate; sepals 5, reduced to persistent projections on rim of hypanthium; petals obovate to orbicular, free; stamens mostly numerous, fused in fascicles opposite the petals, inflexed; stigma capitate; ovary half-inferior, usually 3-celled. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, half-exserted from the persistent hypanthium, splitting to base or only to hypanthium; seeds mostly winged.

About 40 species, ranging from Myanmar through South-east Asia to Australasia; 3 species in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Myrtaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Myrtales
family Myrtaceae
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