According to Flora of Tropical East Africa[FTEA]
Myrsinaceae, P. Halliday. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984
- Trees or shrubs, sometimes with runners or scrambling
- Inflorescence usually axillary racemes or panicles; flowers hermaphrodite or functionally ♀, white, pedicellate, with 2 bracteoles at base of calyx
- Calyx±adnate to the ovary, (4-)5-lobed, imbricate
- Corolla campanulate, longer than calyx, with spreading lobes, united at base into a short tube; lobes imbricate or quincuncial
- Stamens adnate to corolla at throat or below; anthers oblong-cordate, often emarginate, dorsifixed at or below the middle, dehiscing by longitudinal slits or aborted
- Ovary inferior or semi-inferior; style short or almost obsolete, stigma subdiscoid, often distinctly or indistinctly lobed; placenta globose to ovoid, stalked, apiculate; ovules few to many embedded in the placenta in many rows or one row around the base
- Fruit small, indehiscent, dry or fleshy, globose, ovoid or subturbinate, crowned with persistent style and calyx, several-seeded
- Seeds small, tessellated,±compressed, globose or turbinate; embryo oblique or almost transverse.
According to Flora Zambesiaca[FZ]
Myrsinaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983
- Shrubs, often sub–sarmentose, glabrous or pubescent.
- Leaves entire or dentate.
- Flowers usually unisexual (hermaphrodite in F.Z. area), 5– or 4–merous, subtended by 2 bracteoles, borne in axillary racemes or panicles.
- Calyx adnate to ovary, the lobes usually not marked with resiniferous lines, persistent.
- Corolla campanulate or urceolate; petals connate below, usually marked with dark lines.
- Stamens inserted in mouth of corolla tube, usually with long filaments, these very rarely short or absent; anthers dehiscing by slits.
- Ovary semi–inferior or inferior, with short style and broad, subdiscoid, often lobed stigma; ovules usually numerous, arranged in several rows on the placenta, rarely few and uniseriate.
- Fruit dry or fleshy, ± globose, crowned with persistent sepals and style, usually many–seeded.
- Seeds small, embedded in the placenta, irregularly polyhedral, typically ± turbinate with the apex flat, the testa not pitted; endosperm smooth.
Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
- Maesa ambrymensis Guillaumin
- Maesa andamanica Kurz
- Maesa aneiteensis Mez
- Maesa argentea (Wall.) A.DC.
- Maesa aubertii Guillaumin
- Maesa banksiana Guillaumin
- Maesa bengalensis Mez
- Maesa bennettii Mez
- Maesa chisia D.Don
- Maesa corylifolia A.Gray
- Maesa dubia (Wall.) A.DC.
- Maesa edulis C.T.White
- Maesa efatensis Guillaumin
- Maesa eramangensis Mez
- Maesa indica (Roxb.) Sweet
- Maesa insularis Gillespie
- Maesa japonica (Thunb.) Moritzi ex Zoll.
- Maesa kamerunensis Mez
- Maesa kivuensis Taton
- Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
- Maesa latifolia A.DC.
- Maesa macrophylla (Wall.) A.DC.
- Maesa membranacea A.DC.
- Maesa montana A.DC.
- Maesa nemoralis (J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.) A.DC.
- Maesa paniculata A.DC.
- Maesa pentecostes Guillaumin
- Maesa perlarius (Lour.) Merr.
- Maesa persicifolia A.Gray
- Maesa pickeringii A.Gray
- Maesa pubescens G.Don
- Maesa ramentacea (Roxb.) A.DC.
- Maesa ruficaulis S.Moore
- Maesa rugosa C.B.Clarke
- Maesa samoana Mez
- Maesa tabacifolia Mez
- Maesa tenera Mez
- Maesa tetrandra (Roxb.) A.DC.
- Maesa tongensis Mez
- Maesa vestita Jacq.-Fél.
- Maesa vitiensis Seem.
- Maesa warburgii Mez
- Maesa welwitschii Gilg
Maesa Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:
First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 66 (1775)
-  Mez in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 236, Myrsinac.: 15 (1902).
-  —F.T.A. 3: 491
-  Fl. Aegypt.–Arab.: 66 (1775).
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
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