1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Psidium L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.

    [FZ]

    Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary, 1–3-flowered.
    Calyx
    Calyx unlobed and almost or completely concealing the corolla before anthesis, subsequently splitting irregularly into 4–5-lobes, persistent.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5.
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, free.
    Ovary
    Ovary imperfectly 4–5-locular, with 4–5 intrusive, parietal placentae; ovules numerous.
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry with numerous angular seeds.
    [FTEA]

    Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite (at least in ours)
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary, 1–3-flowered
    Calyx
    Calyx unlobed and almost or completely concealing the corolla before anthesis, subsequently splitting irregularly into 4–5 lobes, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, free
    Ovary
    Ovary imperfectly (2–)4–5(–7)-locular with 4–5 intrusive parietal placentas; ovules numerous
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry with numerous angular seeds.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Ascension, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burkina, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chagos Archipelago, Christmas I., Congo, Cook Is., Easter Is., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Juan Fernández Is., Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kermadec Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Line Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand North, Nicobar Is., Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Samoa, Senegal, Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, St.Helena, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Tonga, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Wallis-Futuna Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Psidium L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2013 Morawetz, W. [152978], Bahia K000332020
    Jan 1, 1981 Mori, S.A. [10049], Bahia K000018477 isotype

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 211 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 470 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 211 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 470 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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