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This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific and Asia-Temperate..

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Trees or shrubs
Inflorescences
Flowers in axillary racemes or panicles, bisexual or functionally female, with 2 bracteoles at base of calyx
Calyx
Calyx (4–)5-lobed
Corolla
Corolla campanulate, with a short tube and spreading lobes, the lobes imbricate or quincuncial
Anthers
Anthers dorsifixed, opening by longitudinal slits
Ovary
Ovary ± inferior; ovules several to many embedded in the placenta; style short
Fruits
Fruit small, indehiscent, dry or fleshy, crowned with persistent style and calyx, several-seeded
Seeds
Seeds small, pitted.
Distribution
Some 170 species in the Old World tropics.

[FTEA]

Myrsinaceae, P. Halliday. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

Habit
Trees or shrubs, sometimes with runners or scrambling
Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually axillary racemes or panicles; flowers hermaphrodite or functionally ♀, white, pedicellate, with 2 bracteoles at base of calyx
Calyx
Calyx±adnate to the ovary, (4-)5-lobed, imbricate
Corolla
Corolla campanulate, longer than calyx, with spreading lobes, united at base into a short tube; lobes imbricate or quincuncial
Stamens
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
Pistil
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
Fruits
Fruit small, indehiscent, dry or fleshy, globose, ovoid or subturbinate, crowned with persistent style and calyx, several-seeded
Seeds
Seeds small, tessellated,±compressed, globose or turbinate; embryo oblique or almost transverse.

[FZ]

Myrsinaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Shrubs, often sub–sarmentose, glabrous or pubescent.
Leaves
Leaves entire or dentate.
Flowers
Flowers usually unisexual (hermaphrodite in F.Z. area), 5– or 4–merous, subtended by 2 bracteoles, borne in axillary racemes or panicles.
Calyx
Calyx adnate to ovary, the lobes usually not marked with resiniferous lines, persistent.
Corolla
Corolla campanulate or urceolate; petals connate below, usually marked with dark lines.
Stamens
Stamens inserted in mouth of corolla tube, usually with long filaments, these very rarely short or absent; anthers dehiscing by slits.
Pistil
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.
Fruits
Fruit dry or fleshy, ± globose, crowned with persistent sepals and style, usually many–seeded.
Seeds
Seeds small, embedded in the placenta, irregularly polyhedral, typically ± turbinate with the apex flat, the testa not pitted; endosperm smooth.

Native to:

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, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Maesa Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 4, 2015 Ching, Y.P. [S. 56204], Sarawak K000618510
Tsi, Z.H. [ASBK 44], China 60112.000
Brunt, M.A. [816], Cameroon K000027986
s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar Baeobotrys K001132760

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 66 (1775)

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Mez in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 236, Myrsinac.: 15 (1902).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 491

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fl. Aegypt.–Arab.: 66 (1775).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Mez in E.P. IV.236: 15 (1902)
  • Fl. Aegypt. Arab.: CVI & 66 (1775)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
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